Russ - CHOMP
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Based on 60 ratings
2020 Ratings: #599
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November 17, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Russ My Way / Label
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Don't "chomp" at me.

Russ returns with his best project yet,and it's an EP. If he would make an album like this,then it would have really high potential,because good GOD this slaps so hard. And even considering the insane features,he stands his ground lyrically and delivers career-best verses that i would never expect him to spit. What can even go wrong when you got beats produced by Premo,Alchemist and 9th Wonder producing your stuff and Ab-Soul,Busta, Benny and Black Thought ... read more
It’s still not great but Russ fits this style a lot better.

I’ve never been a Russ fan or anything, but I thought he had glimpses of potential on some of his projects, even if those projects were mostly terrible. I saw decent things about this and thought maybe this would be a project where he capitalizes on his potential. And while it’s definitely an improvement, it’s still just held back by Russ.

The beats are very solid, and Russ’s performances aren’t ... read more
Is there a version without Russ?
Best production on any Russ project and the features really do deliver but fuck me this EP is so boring. Russ continues to confuse me with his decent skill on the mic but utterly boring and lifeless pen game, and terrible structuring of verses, but who knows, maybe one day if he upped his penmanship he could make a good song.
Russ releases an EP that is held up heavily by the features.

Continuing off my opening statement, the features performances are definitely the highlight of this EP. The track Inside Job is kind of proof of that, as when Russ was by himself in this EP he really didn't perform that well. I also wasn't really fond of the instrumental used on that track too. It was way too upbeat and felt very out of place.

Anyway, back to the features. Every feature performance here is amazing (in terms of ... read more
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Track List

  1. Stockholm Syndrome (ft. KXNG Crooked)
  2. Who Wants What (ft. Ab-Soul)
  3. Inside Job (ft. DJ Premier)
  4. Line Em Up (ft. Busta Rhymes)
  5. Momentum (ft. Black Thought & Benny the Butcher)
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Added on: November 17, 2020