Russ fans know the drill by now. As long as they support him, Russ will bless them with unwavering consistency week after week. After providing plenty of recent cuts like “Bankrupt,” “Small Talk,” “Status,” “3:15 (Breathe),” “Private” with Rexx Life Raj, and “Money On Me,” the multi-talented artist drops off another one of his weekly singles “Rather Be Myself.” On the track, he speaks to staying true to who he is during this long journey filled with comparison and temptation:
I play forеver dawg, I’m focused on longevity/ I try to run my race, and not care about who’s ahead of me ‘cause, comparison is the recipe for depression and questionin’ your integrity/
Hope I don’t let it get to me but, some days are easier than others (True)/ Caught up in the numbers, make you greedier than others/ So I try to just detach before my ego gets attacked, and starts to plan out its response. and do some shit I can’t take back
In 2020, Russ released his third studio LP SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE, his last under the Columbia Records imprint. Including its deluxe upgrade, SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE saw 21 tracks with features from Rick Ross, Bugus, Ty Dolla $ign, WESTSIDE BOOGIE, Kiana Ledé, Benny The Butcher, Devin The Dude, and Bia.
The project was a top five success, peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 album equivalent units sold during its first week. Later that year, Russ then liberated the five-track EP CHOMP — his first official project since his return to independence. That short project saw top quality collaborations with Ab-Soul, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, and more.
Be sure to press play on Russ’ brand new track “Rather Be Me.”