/  11.09.2020

Russ was all about self love in his last release, the Boi1da-produced “I Love Me.” Now, he returns with the new bar-heavy “Congrats Freestyle.” The loosie freestyle is available only on YouTube as of right now, featuring a video of him rapping the track live. Russ lets his thoughts ring off for three minutes straight on the no hook song:

The more beef than the less bread, quiet women give the best head. Rappers doin’ dope, went from trying to be like Hov’, now they’d rather rock and roll and be like Led Zepp’. Linsanity the way I shocked the game, Momma hoppin’ out the Bentley, sister hoppin’ out the Range. Stop the blame for my entourage, just stop droppin’ names. And you gon’ stop getting dropped and mollywhopped by the gang. Do your thang, just keep mе out of it. My money does gymnastics, man, I’m tryna make somе houses flip.

Most recently, Russ delivered one of his favorite verses he’s ever written on Queen Naija’s brand new album missunderstood on their collab track “Without You.” His last project Shake The Snow Globe was released back in January and earned him a top five spot on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 album equivalent units sold, and he followed up with its deluxe version later on. Prior to that, he dropped Zoo, which was led by the well-received singles “The Flute Song” and “Missin You Crazy.” Last month, he gifted fans with a visually stunning music video for his new single “Take You Back” featuring Kehlani.

In an interview from earlier this year, Russ spoke about why it’s important for him to always give back and to amplify POC voices and grassroots organizations, and urges other white creators to do the same:

“I benefit off of Black culture on the daily. To not give back to the same culture that’s provided me a life and a living, is the definition of thievery, vulture, robbing. If you’re a white artist who’s benefited off of Black culture financially, you need to put money back into Black culture. Your screenshot with your feelings typed on them is not enough. F–k off. Put some money down. We don’t care that “I recognize my privilege and I’ma do better, praying for y’all.” What the f–k is that?”

Check out Russ’ new “Congrats Freestyle” video down below.


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