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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.   Maybe
  7.   Prosper
  8.   Cherry Hill
  9.   Me You
  10.   Pull the Trigger
  11.   Ride Slow
  12.   Psycho, Pt. 2
  13.   Goodbye
  14.   Scared
  15.   Got This
  16.   We Should All Burn Together
  17.   Try It
  18.   Willy Wonka
  19.   Don't Lie
  20.   Psycho
  21.   Back to You
  22.   I'm Here
  23.   The Otherside
  24.   Act Now
  25.   Family & Friends
  26.   The Stakeout
  27.   Inbetween
  28.   Lost
  29.   One More Shot
  30.   I Wanna Go Down With You
  31.   MVP
  32.   T'd Up
  33.   Wife You Up
  34.   Think Twice
  35.   No Turning Back
  36.   Devil In Her Heart
  37.   Here I Am
  38.   Tell Me
  39.   Murder Me
  40.   Straight from Saudi
  41.   Brush Me by Collie Buddz
  42.   Emergency
  43.   Problems
  44.   That Feeling
  45.   The Journey
  46.   Moonlight in Atlanta
  47.   Too Many
  48.   Connected
  49.   Lucy
  50.   Problem Child
  51.   Forbes List
  52.   23
  53.   Just Go up
  54.   Walk Thru It
  55.   Checked

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