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During the 2010s, Russ Vitale -- a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer -- emerged from the Atlanta-area underground with dozens of independent singles and albums, all of which were made freely available as downloads. Inspired by 50 Cent and Eminem, as well as the classic rock he absorbed as a youngster, the New Jersey-born Vitale gradually learned to play several instruments, including guitar, which was taught to him by his father. After a short period of enrollment at Kennesaw State, Vitale established Diemon, a collective and label. His prolific output switched between swaggering modern hip-hop anthems and woozy R&B-oriented ballads, with relaxed melodic hooks the common element in both modes. He gradually gained a significant following through word of mouth and exposure from alternative weeklies and major rap publications. In 2015 and 2016, his career really picked up with cuts like "Losin Control," "What They Want," and "Pull the Trigger," which were among his most popular recordings to that point. Russ signed to Columbia Records in 2017, and released his major-label debut, There's Really a Wolf. The album featured the aforementioned singles and consolidated many of the ideas that Russ had developed in the 11 years prior. ~ Andy Kellman
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  1.   Song
  2.   What They Want
  3.   Losin Control
  4.   Do It Myself
  5.   10 Year Freestyle
  6.   Cherry Hill
  7.   Me You
  8.   Pull the Trigger
  9.   Ride Slow
  10.   Goodbye
  11.   The Otherside
  12.   Got This
  13.   We Should All Burn Together
  14.   Psycho
  15.   Scared
  16.   Don't Lie
  17.   Back to You
  18.   I'm Here
  19.   Act Now
  20.   One More Shot
  21.   Family & Friends
  22.   MVP
  23.   Psycho, Pt. 2
  24.   I Wanna Go Down With You
  25.   Here I Am
  26.   No Turning Back
  27.   The Journey
  28.   Too Many
  29.   Tell Me
  30.   Emergency
  31.   23
  32.   The Stakeout
  33.   Devil In Her Heart
  34.   Walk Thru It
  35.   Connected
  36.   That Feeling
  37.   Checked
  38.   Forbes List
  39.   Problem Child
  40.   Straight from Saudi
  41.   Brush Me by Collie Buddz
  42.   Lost
  43.   T'd Up
  44.   Inbetween
  45.   Try It
  46.   Moonlight in Atlanta
  47.   Willy Wonka

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