Multi-platinum artist and producer Russ continues his weekly single releases with “Remember (Remix).” Last week, Russ launched a TikTok “Open Verse Challenge” for artists to tap in with a verse on his newly released single “Remember.” 22-year-old New Yorker, Hailey Knox added a wistful second verse and won the challenge. Loving the verse so much Russ asked Hailey to hop on an official remix and went on to tout the freedom of being independent dropping the remix with Knox just a week after the original release. This isn’t the first time we are seeing RUSS exercising his A&R chops as he recently A&R his whole 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. This also won’t be his last time A&R ing a record with an exciting announcement coming in Q1.
Last month Russ dropped CHOMP 2 the follow-up to his critically acclaimed EP CHOMP. The sequel boasts a host of rap-heavy hitters and celebrated producers. Arguably making a run for Best album rap album of year the project went on direct sale to fans for $4 and was able to sell over 7,000 units in just a few days – this not including streaming downloads. You can read more about the project from the street week press run he did for CHOMP 2: Ebro, LA leakers, Breakfast Club, and Rory & Mal.
His first single of 2021 ”Ugly” ft. Lil Baby is the No.1 added song to urban radio, and single “Take You Back” ft. Kehlani currently sits at #39 on 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 “BANKRUPT” single and music video with accompanying merch. These singles follow the success of Russ and Bia’s RIAA platinum-certified viral hit “Best on Earth,” which has over 400 million streams worldwide to date off his final studio album SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE (DELUXE) released top of last year. He then surprised fans by releasing his first independent project “CHOMP EP” ft. Busta Rhymes, BlackThought, Benny the Butcher, Alchemist and more a few months later. Changing lanes Russ also dropped a book last year called “IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD,” where he reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his career, family, and relationships. In the book he pushes readers to bet on themselves, take those leaps of faith, and recognize struggles as opportunities.
More from New Music
A new project from ATL's own Lil Gotit is otw! Since 2018, Gotit has introduced the world to the many …
Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer and Apple Music Up Next alum Tems has announced ‘Leading Vibe Radio’, a new biweekly radio series …