Who is Russ? What is net worth of Russ? Russ Vitale, professionally known as Russ, was born on 26 September 1992 in New Jersey. His father used to work in different advertising agencies and banks. He grew up in Atlanta and as a child, he frequently moved to New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky. When he was 12 years, his family moved to Georgia. He is from the Sicilian ancestry. He is now a well known American rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer. He is widely known by his fans for his most famous single “What They Want”.
He started writing raps at a very early age of seven and when he was just fourteen, he started composing beats on Garageband. As a youngster, he was highly inspired by the artists G-Unit, Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent and it was then, when he fall in love with Hip-Hop. Eventually, he learned to play several musical instruments including piano and guitar in his teenage. He learned playing guitar from his grandfather and that lead him to the door of music. He also joined a rap group named Diemon Crew along with his high school friends John Anthony and Bugus, in Atlanta. His first song was recorded as a member of the rap group, when he was eighteen years old.
Education: Russ has completed his schooling from Roswell High School, Georgia. After his high school, he enrolled his name in the Valdosta State University. He then moved to California to focus more sincerely in his music career.
When Russ was in high school, he used to put his beats on Youtube. As a part of the Diemon Crew, Russ has released eleven albums in total. He released his first Mixtape “Velvet” in 9 December 2011. In the year 2012, he released two mixtapes: “Apollo 13” on January 24 and “Vacation” on 24 September. His next work was on “Straight From Limbo” which was released on the new year day of 2013. He has released two more albums “Colorblind” (September 2) and “The Edge”(June 12) in the same year. “Pink Elephant” and “Silence” are his last albums that were released in 2014.
In 2015, Russ signed to an American record label ‘Columbia Records’, which is owned by the Sony Music Entertainment (SME). He contributed his best in the music industry during the year 2015. He sung many singles including the “Willy Wonka”, “Too Many”, “Someone to Drink With”, “Down for You”, “In Between”, “Yung God”, “Waste My Time”, “T’d Up”, and “Do It Myself”. “Losing Control” is his last single of the year which peaked to number 79 in the US billboard chart and to number 36 on the US Billboard chart ‘Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ in 21 April, 2016. In the year 2016, Russ released his most popular single “What They Want”. He is widely known for this song. The song reached to number 21 in the Billboard’s chart of Hot Rap Songs on 17 December 2016. The song was also certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His other singles include, “Pull the Trigger”, “We Just Haven’t Met Yet”, “Overdue”, “Psycho Pt. 2”, and the latest one “The Journey”.
In the late August 2016, Russ became renowned in the Polish media. His famous single “Losin Control” was criticized for being a plagiarized clip “The Fib” which was created by the polish band ‘Rysy’ in September 2015. The claimed similarities relate to the film techniques, script, shots, characters, and scenes. As a result, the creator of the actual version of the clip declared a lawsuit.
Russ Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million US dollars as of 2017. He is a great rapper and is one among the emerging hip hop stars in United States. His hard work lifted him to one of the rapidly growing artists in America.
Russ Business Model
Russ is not involved in any kind of business other than producing and making music. He has earned his net worth as well as fame through rapping and producing albums and singles. The recognized tastemakers like XXL and MTV are on board with him and his rap group Diemon. He has performed shows in many cities all over the United states, ranging from the Metro and Yacht show in Chicago, Washington, Olympia to Denver.
The music on Russ’ Soundcloud page has accumulated over 35 million listens and that too within three years if its functioning. He has stage-performed throughout the US and sold out shows across the Europe.
Russ has connected with Dreamville signee Bas on his new track “Keep On Going”. The track is a brooding and downtempo which is steered by a warm guitar riff.
The multifaceted Hip-Hop artist, vocalist, emcee and producer Russ has made a total of eleven albums since 2011 and has a near about infinite chronology of songs on the SoundCloud page. He has also performed in Paris and Belgium. He is a conscious rapper with an amazing diverse talent to offer the world.