Featuring Ab-Soul, Benny The Butcher, and more.
Russ has quite possibly supplanted Chance The Rapper as the posterboy for indie music. The Diemon artist often takes to his social media to proliferate the importance of owning one’s music and product, and how exchanging a quick check for one’s soul will ultimately be their undoing. Since he doesn’t have to answer to big label machines, Russ can strategize his career as he sees fit, dropping when he pleases. Today, he’s bucked the industry trend of dropping on Fridays by releasing his new EP, CHOMP.
Russ’ latest work is a five-track offering that features a who’s who of hip-hop royalty: Ab-Soul, Benny The Butcher, DJ Premier, Black Thought, and Busta Rhymes. CHOMP not only demonstrates Russ’ ability to adhere to his own release schedule, but it’s also a tangible reminder of the respect he engenders from his peers. Russ may have one of the most loyal fanbases in hip-hop, but he certainly is favorite among fellow rappers, too.
Check out CHOMP below: