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by J Hus (featuring Burna Boy)

Album: Big Conspiracy (2020)
Charted: 11

Songfacts®:

  • Here, J Hus celebrates his masculine sex appeal as he highlights some women he's hooked up with. During his two verses, the rapper uses an extended, irreverent metaphor in which he turns weapons into phallic innuendoes. He concludes on the outro that his girl "loves me for my gunplay."
  • The song title references Hus' lyrical blending of foreplay and gunplay.
  • Burna Boy croons the hook, during which he continues the sex and guns phallic metaphor. The Nigerian Afro-fusion singer previously collaborated with Hus on the British rapper's 2017 track "Good Time."
  • Three producers created the beat:

    US producer Scribz Riley, who is known for collaborating with artists such as Cardi B ("Ring") and Khalid ("Winter").

    London beatmaker Nana Rogues, whose other credits include Tinie Tempah's "Girls Like," Drake's "Passionfruit" and Dave's "Streatham."

    Frequent J Hus collaborator JAE5, who served as co-executive producer on Big Conspiracy.

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