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

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