It’s just an idea at the moment, but it’s something that fans would love to see materialize.
“I wanted to rap with the best. It’s like when you’re younger playing basketball and you’re trying to play with the older kids. I was trying to play up,” Russ said of his quality features. “I’ve never done a project like this. The fans that know the real depth of my catalog know I have stuff like this all over. But I knew that one song doesn’t really do it. When you do it five songs in a row it’s like, alright, I got it.”
He also touched on being misunderstood. “A lot of people have misconstrued my perspective on my peers, thinking that I don’t like them, or I don’t want to collaborate,” said Russ. “And that’s really not the case, I just never came into this with connections, so I didn’t know anyone. So the whole narrative of ‘Russ doesn’t work with anyone else,’ it’s like, well because I don’t know anyone.”
Aside from proving that he has the bars to compete with the best of the best, Russ also may be lining up a smooth R&B record with coveted features, as well. “That’s definitely been thought about,” he said. “I might have to come with five songs and it’s me and Keyshia Cole, and Kehlani, and Ari Lennox, and there’s not an ounce of rap on it. And you put that right next to Chomp and it’s like, enjoy.”