“If you get offended, then I was talking about you,” prefaces Russ, as he graces the Hot 97 studios for a session with Funkmaster Flex. Flex obliges, sensing a kindred spirit is near; the look in his eyes seems covetous, as his stomach growls loudly for “bars,” his only sustenance. Throwing on the smooth 50 Cent & Mobb Deep “Outta Control Remix,” Russ wastes little time in going to work, letting the locks flow uninhibited. Though haters will be quick to dole out L’s, Russ is actually kinda nice on this, putting the amorphous sea of “lils” on blast.
“Can’t even tell ya’ll apart, Lil Who, Young What? Another dick riding clout chaser screaming ‘fuck Russ?” raps Russ. “How original, ya’ll still think it’s fly to go to Florida,” he spits. “I took a yacht from Sardinia to Corsica.” He continues to pick up steam, showcasing a slick sense of humor with lines like “you get offended cause you’re bitch made, you were the kind of kid to wear a cape in sixth grade.”
It’s gotten to the point where praising Russ feels like a faux pas for the young and impressionable; still, one must give credit where credit is due. It does raise an interesting question: how are we to differentiate between genuine opinion and misguided attempt to fit in? In the mean time, peep Russ on Flex, and sound off below.