Despite being faced with his fair share of adversity, Russ has written, rapped, produced, mixed, and mastered his way to the top. The end result manifested with an impressive spot atop Forbes 30 Under 30, highlighting the young artist's growing business acumen. Now, the rapper has come through with a new surprise EP titled Just In Case, which finds him baring his soul across three heartfelt compositions. The closer, "Alright," positions itself as an open letter, and finds Russ channeling a Pinkerton era Weezer of sorts.
The production appears to center around the presence of live instrumentation, chiefly guitars; it's entirely possible that they were, in fact, also manned by Russ. Taking to some vaguely overdriven arpeggios, Russ sings a melancholic melody, wishing his pain would "commit suicide." He also shouts out his mother, whom he deems the shining beacon in his life. "Thank you mom, you're the only thing that keeps me here," he raps. "I bought depression on the low, but it wasn't cheap this year."
Thank you Mom
You're the only thing that keeps me here
I bought depression on the low but it wasn't cheap this year
I think I reached a tier where every day I keep a tear
Tucked in the holster, like I'm tryna conceal a piece in here
I need peace in here, I'll do whatever
On the road to finding happiness