- Real Name: Russell Vitale
- Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
- Label: Diemon / Columbia Records
There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Releasing Music
There are multiple blueprints for success. Not all of them work for every artist.
Hip-Hop Nostalgia Is a Cheat Code, But I Ain’t Mad
“Unlike the musicians who make them, a song doesn’t have a lifespan.”
Russ: "The Music Business Isn't Set Up for Artists to Get Rich"
"I just hate the victim mentality."
Russ: "The Advance Is the Least Important Part of the Deal"
An advance is a loan, it is not free money for being talented.
Russ Breaks Down the Impact of His Favorite Classic Rap Songs (Interview)
“They’re what got me hooked on hip-hop.”
"Long-Term Bags Only": Russ Shares Valuable Investment Advice
"For a genre that’s so infatuated with wealth, y’all be doing short-term shit…"
Russ' 2017 Debut Album 'There's Really A Wolf' Earns Platinum Certification
There's really another plaque.
10 Hip-Hop Artists Share Their Best Business Advice
Russ, Mistah F.A.B., Dumbfoundead and more dish out free game.
Russ on Passing 1.1 Billion Spotify Streams: "A Trillion is Possible"
"I wrote, produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered one billion streams on Spotify."
Russ Questions Rappers Who Use Depression to Glorify Drug Use
There is a difference between abusing drugs and "CHOOSING to publicly glorify it," according to Russ.
Russ Is Relevant, Just Not on Hip-Hop Twitter (The Data Proves It)
There’s a good reason you've never heard about Russ’ music on Twitter.
Russ Blasts the Record Industry for Rewarding "Connections and Fuck Shit" Over Talent
"I mean, if it rewards talent, feel me, I would be the biggest artist in the entire fucking world."
Russ Defends "Fanning the Fuck Out" After Meeting "His Idol" J. Cole
"Look at how people try and play the legends. Why?"
Report Card: Blu Returns to 2007, BadBadNotGood Unleash Free Jazz, Russ Again Tackles The Fakes
And Kevin Gates has a single with PnB Rock that has real potential.
Russ Breaks Down His Multi-Million Dollar "Record Deal" (Partnership) With Columbia
"I made sure that I built up leverage."
From Anderson .Paak to Russ: The Art of Perfecting Your Craft
"You must evolve your craft."