LOS ANGELES, CA – Fresh off of the release of his latest album Shake the Snow Globe, Russ stopped by The Rap Pack podcast for an in-depth conversation with hosts Carl Chery, Trent Clark and Jon Tanners.
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38 thoughts on “Russ Questions Why More Artists Don’t Model Careers After JAY Z”
Remember, Jay-Z couldn't be signed when he first came out.
Seeing how Jay-Z and Dame talk and move , I could imagine record labels didn't want anything to do with such a contract.
But, I always wondered how would have Jay-Z's career flourished if he took the first contract offered, seeming like these other artists.
Because not every artist is a Devil Worshipper!
The guy sold coke and bought a studio off of dirty drug money. Should we follow in those footsteps? Shoot your own brother? Stab record producers? Cmon people dont let the money blind you.
Because we don’t want to be some drug dealing thug from Brooklyn.
You mean the guy that shot his own brother and stabbed producers over music? Literally his own brother! Nobody wants to be this money hungry.
I hate russ
I don't like Jay Z…I like a few of his old school hits but thats it really there's better rappers than him just my opinion tho.
You want to follow jayzs career you gotta stab your friend, shoot your brother and sell crack to your mother first.
Russ made a GREAT point! The industry has definitely gone rock n roll lifestyle. But I'm sure this is also part of the agenda. They infiltrated the NAACP, and now RAP. It's not even our culture and movement anymore because everyone has taken it and watered it down. Rappin to the Black Community is like Tacos to the Mexican community. You can't have 1 without the other!
RUSS A GARBAGE RAPPER!!
Most these people blowing up are like 14-22. Jay was 26 and loaded and surrounded by good people. Most people you hear about now are signed to labels not independent like how jay was at the start.
Russ makes music for dudes who moan when they wipe their ass
I wouldn't care to model my career after Jay-Z. In my opinion he is just a better business man than a rapper. I know that making good business is part of being an artist but I would never want to be a sellout like Jay-Z just for the sake of it.
all facts from Russ
The problem is honestly to many people dick ride Jay-Z choosing your own path in this game is the way to go a lot of young men have identity issues so the look to be like someone else instead of being themselves
Jays Career can’t be duplicated! Think about it! * Starting in the the “2nd Golden era” of Hip Hip (the 90’s) * Having a power manager like Dame Dash * Having superstar produces like Kanye West, Just Blaze, ect.. * filling a humongous void left by a rap ICON (BIG). There’s too many to list, JayZ was a lightning strike.. and it ain’t happening again. But on the surface I see what he means.
Russ ain’t lie
Most rappers in the generation below Meek's generation probably don't even really pay attention to Jay-Z. But there are artist that are still making strives towards ownership and good business practices. I just also think it's a hard thing to do. Not everyone can be a boss.
Russ Jay z is enigma fam…he is literally one of a kind smh but yeah try n copy u will be successful ….he came thru alot of shit tho..
Yea Hov Blueprint is legendary. Think about everything he said on his first album and then look at him now.
jay z awesome new york king russ dumb love not album
And y’all think Eminem is the GOAT? Eminem is the GOAT OF PUSHING DRUG USE. That’s it. We all know who the real GOAT is….Jigga is the GOAT…
It's great to have archetypes, it might be better to be one and a good one at that. Maybe.
Bc they’re not jay…
Russ getting back to back Ws y'all sleep
Russ getting back to back Ws y'all sleep
Because Jay Z & Diddy play a cut-throat game.
Remember JayZ cut off Dame and Diddy has talked about how he'll acquisition a friends company no problem (meaning that friend no longer makes money off it)
Young dudes dont follow JayZ because it's a high risk – high reward strategy.
Its not easy Russ. Foh, we hate you and your topknot ass hairstyle. Fffffffaaaaaaaaaagggggggg
cause Jay make the money work for him
I fw russ but dsmn he always worried about everyone else
Only one Jay Z. But yeah, it would make a lot of sense to follow that blueprint. 💯💯
JayZ offering field trips or handing out cheat notes? Aspiration can go only so far. To follow or model JayZ’s career, requires a bit of assistance. Not simply encouragement, either. If JayZ isn’t inclined to share or provide a sort of map, then he’s not the one who’s model needs highlighting.
Like those kids got a brain to think about a career.. They just trying to make a bag while it lasts.. There is no loyalty in the world left we consume and throw away.. As we do with 1 day flie artists..
His right, do you know there are shit load of white people from a whole range of industries that have modelled there career off of Jay Z. The guy gets money and he get business. The guy is friends with Warren Buffet, that should tell you all you need to know. Black people have plenty of role models they just chose the negative ones because that's "cool". Why set a billion dollar empire and chill with financial elites when you can be in a trap house slanging dope for couple hundred dollars a week.
Bcuz they all aren't illuminati
Russ is gonna be around for a long time