It appears that Russ will continue his streak of steadfastness into the new year. As a follow-up to weekly releases such as “Too Much,” “Bet,” “That Was Me,” “Last Night,” and “Home,” New Jersey-born hip-hop artist Yung Bans returned to the scene today (Jan. 6) with his latest track “PUT YOU ON GAME.” The track features a sampling where he raps over a sample that he has ripped from a classic Japanese record from the 70s (a process that is explained on his Instagram):
Back in April of 2022, Russ dazzled the art world with his most recent collection of works entitled If Not Now, When? In fact, there was a follow-up release to December’s Chomp 2. Itwas a sequel to the highly-acclaimed 2020 EP of the same name that was released in the same month. In the first installment, there were a total of 14 songs and collaborations alongside artists such as Papoose, Jadakiss, Ransom, Jay Electronica, The Game, Westside Gunn, Snoop Dogg, Styles P, Hit-Boy, Wale, and more. During the last few years, he has dropped some charting singles, including “Ugly” featuring Lil Baby and “Take You Back” featuring Kehlani.
It has been revealed in a recent interview Russ, whose song is called “Best On Earth”, has the ability to maintain such a strong following. ‘Man, it’s all about the level of engagement with the fans,’ he said. I feel as though my fans are really riding for me because I feel that they are riding for me. As a result, we talk a lot, I go on Instagram Live quite often, and I respond to a lot of their direct messages. My goal is for them to see that they’re close to me and that they root for me more, so that I feel like they know me better, since they feel like they know someone close to me.