American rapper and singer, Russ, has announced that his new album, “CHOMP 2”, is in the works and is coming very soon.
The rapper who made it known via his Instagram account on Saturday said “CHOMP 2 is on the way…in the meantime thank you everyone who worked on the first one”. He also showed interest in winning a Grammy Award saying “I wanna win a Grammy.”
CHOMP 2 will be a sequel to CHOMP which was released on November 17, 2020. CHOMP 2 was first mentioned by Russ on “Utah Freestyle”. CHOMP is a pure rap/bars oriented project — meaning most of the singles released by the rapper this year so far might not make it to the album.
Overall, “chomp” alludes to spitting bars and going off on the music, which explains the EP’s title. The features on the EP comprise of all hard-hitting rappers, as they are Ab-Soul, Benny The Butcher, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, and KXNG Crooked — Russ gathered these individuals to not only prove his spot in the game lyrically, but to supply bars to his fans.
A date for the release of the album is yet to be announced, however, speculations are that the upcoming album will arrive in early or late November.
Born Russell James Vitale, Russ is best known for his singles “What They Want”, “Losin Control” and “Best on Earth”, which peaked respectively at number 83, 63 and 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
During the 2010s, the rapper emerged from the Atlanta-area underground with dozens of independent singles and albums, all of which were made freely available as downloads.
Signing with the majors in 2017, he issued his mainstream breakthrough, the platinum-certified Top Ten album There’s Really a Wolf. Inspired by 50 Cent and Eminem, as well as the classic rock he absorbed as a youngster, the New Jersey-born Vitale gradually learned to play several instruments, including guitar, which was taught to him by his father. After a short period of enrollment at Kennesaw State, Vitale established Diemon, a collective and label.
Russ’ prolific output switched between swaggering modern hip-hop anthems and woozy R&B-oriented ballads, with relaxed melodic hooks the common element in both modes. He gradually gained a significant following through word of mouth and exposure from alternative weeklies and major rap publications.