Russ is doing just fine -- more than that actually, the man is thriving. Look no further than his recent flex that showcased the millions of dollars he earned as an independent artist. Now, the rapper is looking to continue building his empire, sending more songs into the world and letting them work on his behalf. Enter Shake The Snow Globe deluxe, which comes equipped with five new tracks and guest appearances from Boogie and Ty Dolla $ign.
Off the bat, one of the highlights arrives by way of "3AM," which features the aforementioned Ty Dolla $ign and production from Scott Storch. Predictably smooth, Russ and Ty Dolla prove to be worthwhile collaborators as they float over Storch's laid-back and intimate groove. The vibe continues on the Boogie-assisted "Sky," which finds both parties navigating an intricate acoustic guitar progression, reminiscent of early millennium r&b. Those seeking a more rap-focused Russ should refer to the minimalist banger "No Tears Left," produced by none other than Murda Beatz.
While unlikely to rope in legions of new fans, this deluxe version of Shake The Snow Globe is a welcome surprise for Russ fans, and further proof that the tireless artist will be alright.