Atlanta-based DIY rapper and producer Russ has announced that his major label debut album There's Really A Wolf will be released both physically and digitally on May 5 via Columbia Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The 20-track album, which Russ produced, mixed, mastered, engineered and wrote completely on his own, is available for pre-order now. The album features Russ' Gold-certified, Billboard Hot 100-charting breakthrough tracks -What They Want,' which has 90 million streams on Spotify, and -Losin Control,' which is currently Top 15 on the Rhythm airplay chart and Top 10 on Shazam in over 200 markets. See the album's full track list below.
Acknowledged as one of the top artists to watch in 2017, Russ will embark on The Wake Up Tour next month, playing shows in over 30 cities across North America. Following five previous sold-out tours, The Wake Up Tour kicks off on May 16 in Baton Rouge, LA with additional stops including Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, his hometown Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles, before wrapping up in Chicago at Lollapolooza on August 5. Russ was recently in Australia for his The Real Fans Tour Part 1- playing sold out shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and Perth before selling out his Auckland New Zealand show.
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For 10 years, Russ has been doing it all himself. A self-proclaimed 'DIY pioneer," Russ produces, mixes, masters, engineers and writes all of his own music. His strong vision and self-belief has resulted in two Top 15 radio hits, 175 million total Youtube views to date, 3.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 225 million plays of his vast catalogue, all sung word for word by his dedicated fan base at sold-out shows across the globe.
With over 250 songs in his catalogue, Russ has partnered with worldwide advertising agency network BBDO New York to launch a mobile site that matches one of his songs to your heartbeat. RPM: Russ Per Minute is a new piece of tech that uses your phones' accelerometer to detect your exact heartbeat and pairs it the Russ songs perfect for your pace. Fans can simply hold the phone against the chest for a reading. For more information and to try it out, please visit RussPerMinute.com.
There's Really A Wolf Tracklist
Do It Myself
I Wanna Go Down With You
Family & Friends
What They Want
No Turning Back
Back To You
One More Shot
Pull The Trigger