Who is Rapper Russ?
Rapper Russ has been making waves in the rap music industry since he started releasing music independently over the past decade.
Russ, whose full name is Russell James Vitale, is an artist from Secaucus, New Jersey.
Who is Rapper Russ?
The indie rapper was born on September 26, 1992, which makes him 29 years old.
He has released music independently for the past decade and recently went viral on TikTok for a remix of his song HANDSOMER featuring Ktlyn.
He was signed to Columbia Records for one year until the contract expired in 2020.
Following his release from his contract with Columbia, Russ began releasing music again independently, Variety reports.
Russ and fellow indie rapper Bugus started their own indie label called DIEMON.
DIEMON stands for Do It Everyday Music or Nothing and started in 2010 as a creative collective in Atlanta, Georgia.
The label was originally an imprint on Columbia Records when Russ signed with them in 2017, but in 2020 it reverted to Russ’.
In December 2021, Russ released a sequel album titled Chomp 2, a year after his EP Chomp.
Some of Russ’ most popular songs on Apple Music are:
- loss control
- What they want
- Nobody takes my baby
- missin you crazy
The newcomer has worked with many well-known artists in the rap industry such as Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross and Wale.
On March 29, his song Handsomer cracked the top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, his fourth song on the list.
Is Russ on tour?
Russ is going on a world tour which will begin in North America on April 29, 2022.
His first stop on the tour will be in Seattle, Washington before moving on to other cities
The Russ Tour will stop in the following US cities before moving internationally:
Full tour stages and dates can be found on its official website.
What did Russ say about his label?
On March 30, Russ spoke to Variety magazine about DIEMON and his passion for new artists.
“Everyone owns their masters; everyone owns their publications. We don’t eat out of your merchandise or your tours, and it’s all a profit-sharing deal,” Russ told Variety of DIEMON’s philosophy.
“We’re not looking to invest in an artist just to change their music. If we like an artist enough to sign them, it’s because we like what they do. It’s just a super artist-friendly situation. , where we’re here to provide resources and mentorship to the artists we believe in.”
Bugus added that they’re looking to sign artists that “we have to get out of the studio and be like, ‘Okay bro, you did five songs tonight, take a break.'”
Both rappers hope their record company will bring about a shift in the music industry where artists realize they hold the power themselves rather than the record companies.
Russ’ estimated net worth is $10 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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