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Question about what russ said in this interview.
Old 4th July 2019
  #1
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Question about what russ said in this interview.

In this recent interview russ said he spent 5k on gear. Dropped a song a week for 47 weeks when he was dead broke and he blew up. He also denied rumors that he is a privileged rich kid or a industry plant.

I am trying to figure out how that would be possible to make a song and have a social media outlet of some sort promote it every week with no job like he claims. Where would he get the money from if he denies he didn't get it from his parents or a label? Is he lying?


Nevertheless he did make some solid points in this interview about how the labels and some artist are taking advantage of the fact that their are no more gate keepers in hip hop so you get the Lil pumps etc hop on camera doing idiotic things promoting using and doing drugs in music etc to get the attention of younger kids with the help of labels backing them.

Old 5th July 2019
  #2
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Better question: How do college kids afford Beer, Weed, and the party drugs? When you're living the straight edge/counterculture lifestyle $5k isn't a significant sum.

I don't know Russ personally, but have done a few tracks with a friend who went to the same High School. From what he told me Russ was very popular in high school, and everybody from the music classes would come to his basement to record. You don't need a full fledged studio to get started, people will pay you if you can do other things like play instruments, write, produce (all of which Russ does)
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