Russell James Vitale, best known as Russ, is a popular American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and author. Born and raised in several states, Russ eventually found a permanent home in Atlanta, Georgia. From a young age, Russ held a deep love for music, learning to play the guitar along with several other instruments. His love for rap also started young; he had begun writing raps in notebooks from the age of seven, making beats at fourteen, and eventually recorded his first song at eighteen. In 2011, Russ co-founded his own collective and label, Diemon, with a few friends. However, after not gaining the attention he wanted, Russ decided to release a song for every week on SoundCloud for three years straight. Multiple songs from this project charted in the Billboard Hot 100, including “What They Want” and “Losin Control”. Throughout his career, Russ has released a total of fourteen albums, one EP, and more.
Russ most notably cites G-Unit, 50 Cent, and Eminem as early influences. Russ is also best known for his creative control over his music, producing, mixing, mastering, engineering, writing, and performing every part of his songs himself. Most of his music incorporates elements of hip-hop and R&B. All of this is viewable at The Greek Theatre on May 2nd in the year 2021. Be sure to catch Russ there and continue to follow MXDWN for all your music updates.
Location: The Greek Theatre
Address: 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA 94720
Tickets available from $59.50+ each