Multi-platinum recording artist and producer Russ continues his weekly releases with “Remember (Remix)”. Last week, Russ launched an “Open Verse Challenge” TikTok for artists to tap into a verse on his new single “Remember.” 22-year-old New Yorker Hailey Knox added a soulful second verse and won the challenge. Loving the verse so much, Russ asked Hailey to hop on an official remix and continued to tout the freedom of being independent by dropping the remix with Knox just a week after the original release. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen RUSS exercise his A&R chops as he recently A&R his entire CHOMP 2 EP with notable names such as Snoop Dogg, Westside Gunn, Joey Bada$$, Big Sean, Jadakiss, Hitboy, Wale and even a verse from the elusive Jay Electronica. It also won’t be the last time A&R sets a record with an exciting announcement coming in the first quarter.
Last month, Russ released CHOMP 2, the sequel to his critically acclaimed CHOMP EP. The sequel features a host of rap heavy hitters and celebrity producers. Arguably making a run for rap album of the year, the project went on sale direct to fans for $4 and was able to sell over 7,000 units in just a few days, not including streaming downloads. You can read more about the project in the street week press he did for CHOMP 2: Ebro, LA leakers, Breakfast Club and Rory & Mal.
His first single of 2021 ”Ugly”ft. Lil Baby is the #1 song added to urban radio, and the single “Bring You Back” ft. Kehlani currently sits at #39 on the radio charts. Other 2021 releases include “Own My Masters” by Jackboy Ft Russ, “Fck Boys” by Blxst Ft. Russ, “Hard for Me,” “Misunderstood” video and single, “SMALL TALK” single, and “SMALL TALK” single and music video. BANKRUPT” with accompanying merch. These singles follow the success of Russ and Bia’s platinum RIAA-certified viral hit “Best on Earthwhich has more than 400 million streams worldwide his last studio album to date SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE (DELUXE) released at the top of last year. He then surprised fans by releasing his first independent project “CHOM EP » ft. Busta Rhymes, BlackThought, Benny the Butcher, Alchemist and more a few months later. Changing Lanes Russ also dropped a book last year titled “IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEADwhere he reflects on the lessons he has learned from his career, family and relationships. In the book, he pushes readers to bet on themselves, to take that leap of faith, and to recognize struggles as opportunities.