American hip-hop artist, rapper and record producer Russ has begun to create a name for himself in recent years through his unique style, sell-out shows and support from the rap community as a whole. Despite being just 24 years old he already has 8 mixtapes under his belt and numerous singles to boot, each one gathering praise.
Born in New Jersey in 1992 the rapper has lived across the USA and uses his experiences to create music. He had a passion for music from a young age writing lyrics at the early age of 7, making tunes at 14 and recording his first track at just 18.
Russ released numerous mixtapes on the Diemon label, releasing his debut ‘Velvet’ in 2011. His subsequent mixtapes were all available by digital download and saw him release two in 2012, three in 2013 and two more the following year.
In 2016 Russ signed a deal with Columbia Records, releasing ‘Losin Control’ and ‘What They Want’ shortly after. Losin Control reached 36 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and was Gold certified by the RIAA, but it was What They Want that performed better in the charts. The song hit number 83 on the US Singles Chart and went as high as 21 on the US Rap chart, becoming Gold certified in the process.
Russ continues to release singles and recordings through his Soundcloud page which has amassed over 400,000 followers and regularly sees his tracks gain well over one million plays each.
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