Russ Challenges All Rappers To Rap Again

By Kiani Shabazz

Atlanta-based rapper, Russ, paid a visit to Ebro Darden’s Rap Life Radio on Apple Music 1 on Friday (December 10) to promote his new project, Chomp 2. During the interview, Russ suggested that he wants to encourage emcees to start focussing on lyrical ability again and get back to spitting bars. 

“I’m trying to just cultivate a home for people who want to rap and just go crazy,” he said. “Not any of this eight bars and then bridge, nah, rap for a minute and a half. And then you rap for a minute and a half and we’ll put a little hook in between just to get us through the sh*t, and let’s keep it pushing. I’m trying to create that home because I know I’m a fan of that style of rap. You feel me? And I wish more artists who can rap and really go, would make these projects… Would do a CHOMP-like series, because I still like hearing rappers just rap on a beat for two and a half minutes, eight songs in a row. I still like that.”

Russ’s 14-track album features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Westside Gunn, Big Sean, Wale, Joey Bada$$, Jay Electronica, Styles P, and more.

After releasing the project this past Friday, Russ paid a visit to Justin Credible at Power 106 FM’s L.A. Leakers show to spit more of his rapid-fire bars for a fiery freestyle.

“Russ wanted to close out the year w/ some BIG BARS,” Justin Credible captioned the video of Russ' freestyle. “I’m like bro, you just dropped CHOMP 2 on they ass and you got more HIGH LEVEL RAPS? The answer was YES! Clean nails, dirty raps! Thank you for blessing us my brother! Keep going, keep raising the bar! Jewelry on the wall! WATCH THE FREESTYLE ON POWER106.COM NOW & IN MY BIO.”

Do you think rappers will dig back into the roots of hip-hop and start flaunting their lyrical ability? Stay tuned for more on this and other hip-hop news.