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Berner unveils new album ‘Russ Bufalino: The Quiet Don’

The project features assists from Wiz Khalifa, DMX, Tee Grizzley, Mozzy, and more.

Dan Folger

While much more known within the cannabis industry, Taylor Gang affiliate Berner has quietly been releasing album after album of quality tunes for more than a decade, beginning with 2007’s Dirty Sneakers...Plenty of Ways to Get It. Today, he releases his fifteenth solo LP, Russ Bufalino: The Quiet Don, named after the Italian-American crime boss of the 1900s. The project boasts 18 cuts and features from Wiz Khalifa, Tee Grizzley, G Herbo, Mozzy, Trae Tha Truth, Damian and Stephen Marley, and more. One particular standout is “100 Joints (20 Joints Part 2),” which sees Berner rapping about what he loves the most:

“I’m ridin’, smokin’, I live by the ocean, a deep coat filled with cash, I ain’t boastin’, I touch them, I used to rock a duck tail, learned how to milk a b***h to make a drug sale.../”

Russ Bufalino: The Quiet Don follows this year’s The Warning and Los Meros, two collaborative releases with R-Mean and legendary rapper B-Real, respectively. His last solo release, La Plaza, made landfall last November and, as with many of Berner’s efforts, was packed with dope assists — Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Chris Brown, OMB Peezy, Nef The Pharoah, and plenty more contributed.

Outside of the music, Berner is also a highly successful business man, having helped to expand the Cookies lifestyle, apparel, and marijuana brand. During his appearance on Drink Champs, the San Francisco native explained its origin:

“At the end of the day, my partner Jai was from my neighborhood and he was bringing the bags and I was moving ‘em... I was doing my thing, I was the brander, the creator, the hype, the machine, the engine behind getting it where it had to be and I was rapping at the time, too. So, I just happened to get it cracking.”

Press play on Russ Bufalino: The Quiet Don, as well as a visual for the album’s intro and title track, below.

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