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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.   Pull the Trigger
  8.   Me You
  9.   Ride Slow
  10.   Goodbye
  11.   Psycho
  12.   The Otherside
  13.   We Should All Burn Together
  14.   Don't Lie
  15.   Got This
  16.   Scared
  17.   Act Now
  18.   I'm Here
  19.   MVP
  20.   Back to You
  21.   Family & Friends
  22.   One More Shot
  23.   I Wanna Go Down With You
  24.   Too Many
  25.   The Stakeout
  26.   Devil In Her Heart
  27.   Problem Child
  28.   Here I Am
  29.   No Turning Back
  30.   Connected
  31.   23
  32.   Emergency
  33.   Psycho, Pt. 2
  34.   Walk Thru It
  35.   That Feeling
  36.   Checked
  37.   Tell Me
  38.   The Journey
  39.   Forbes List

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