Russ has been making waves in the rap music industry since he started releasing music on his own a decade ago.
Russell James Vitale, sometimes known as Russ, is an artist from Secaucus, New Jersey.
Who is rapper Russ?
He was born on September 26, 1992, making him 29 years old.
He’s been releasing songs on his own for the past decade, and a remix of his song HANDSOMER starring Ktlyn recently went popular on TikTok.
He signed a one-year deal with Columbia Records, which will expire in 2020.
Russ resumed to releasing songs independently after being released from his Columbia contract, according to Variety.
DIEMON is a new independent label founded by Russ and fellow independent rapper Bugus.
DIEMON (Do It Everyday Music or Nothing) began as a creative group in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010.
When Russ joined with Columbia Records in 2017, the label was an imprint of Columbia Records, but it became Russ’ again in 2020.
A year after his EP Chomp, Russ released Chomp 2, a sequel album in December 2021.
On Apple Music, some of Russ’ most popular tracks include:
They’re Losing Control of Their Desires
Nobody’s going to make my baby miss you.
Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross, and Wale are among the rappers with whom the newcomer has collaborated.
On March 29, his song Handsomer debuted in the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, becoming his fourth to do so.
Is Russ on tour?
Russ is going on a world tour that will start in North America on April 29, 2022.
His first stop on the tour will be in Seattle, Washington before he moves to other cities
The Russ tour will stop in the following US cities before moving internationally:
The full tour stops and dates can be found on his official website.
What has Russ said about his record label?
Russ spoke to Variety magazine on March 30 about DAEMON and his love for young musicians.
“Everyone owns their masters, and everyone owns their publishing,” says the author. DIEMON’s concept is that “we don’t eat on your stuff or your tours, and everything is a profit split transaction,” Russ told Variety.
“We aren’t interested in investing in a musician solely to modify their music.” We sign artists because we like what they’re doing, not because we like them. It’s basically a highly artist-friendly atmosphere where we’re here to help artists we believe in with tools and mentorship.”
Bugus went on to say that they’re seeking for artists that can “pull out of the studio and say, ‘All right dude, you’ve done five songs tonight, take a break.'”
Both rappers hope that their record label will spark a transformation in the music industry, allowing musicians to recognize that they, not the record labels, possess the power.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Russ has a net worth of $10 million.