By Sinnia Scully ’20
Russ is not a very well-known artist, but I doubt that’ll last long. He doesn’t compare to many other rappers because his music isn’t something you hear on the radio so many times it gets old. He has so much love for his fans and acknowledges that he would be nothing without them. He recently released an album, which was a huge success. He began to rise to fame when he released a popular single of his titled “What They Want”, which makes an appearance on his new album.
The rapper explained on twitter the reasoning behind the album title There’s Really a Wolf. “The wolf represents success and me blowing up.” Tweets the twenty-four year old artist. “I was constantly the boy crying wolf to everyone. Telling everyone I was gonna blow up, telling everyone the next song or next album or next video was gonna blow up, and it would never happen, so now that it’s happened, it’s like oh … there’s really a wolf.” His songs tell his story and how he got where he is today. He’s been making beats for fourteen years now and it’s finally paying off. It took him eleven mixtapes to get to where he is today. He’s not afraid to admit how confident he is in himself because he knows everything he has earned, he worked for.
Freshman, Julianna Muñoz, says “I think it’s really amazing for his first album.” She’s been listening to him since June of 2016 and since then she has come to the conclusion that her favorite song is “Me You”, which is on his new album. Another Ridley freshman, Bella Murgidi, enjoys the album as well. She’s even going to his concert on May 30th. “I really love the song Cherry Hill. I’m most excited to hear that at the concert,” says Bella.
Christian Mendoza’s, a junior at Ridley High, talks about this being his favorite part about the album. “I appreciate that he had no features because he’s an upcoming artist and wants to make a name for himself without anyone’s help.”
Many can agree with this. Russ admits to failing multiple times before finally making his mark. He has always had a passion for music, but especially for rap. If you have yet to listen to his album, I’m sure you’ll be hearing his songs on the everywhere soon. https://goo.gl/images/PhIXC7