Must Be

Album: Big Conspiracy (2019)
Charted: 5

Songfacts®:

  • "Must Be" is J Hus' first official single following his release from jail in April 2019. The rapper had been sentenced to eight months in prison for carrying a knife in public. The song gave Hus his first UK Top 5 hit.
  • Here, Hus raps in his customarily laid-back flow about how he doesn't trust his surroundings.

    If it walk like a opp, talk like a opp
    Smell like a opp then it must be a
    If it look like a opp, chill with a opp
    Hang with a opp then it must be


    Hus' rivals or 'opps' seem to him to be skulking everywhere. These people all walk, talk and act in a particular way; even if they don't claim to be his enemy, they are guilty by association.
  • The Afrobeats-influenced beat comes from Hus' frequent collaborator JAE5, who oversaw the production on the London rapper's debut album Common Sense.

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