Russ Asks Why More Artists do not Model Career After JAY-Z

HipHop News Posted on February 20, 2020 at 12:00am

Russ Asks Why More Artists do not Model Career After JAY-Z

"There are more people who care about being rock stars, rap stars."

Los Angeles, CA – fresh off the release of their latest album Shaking the Snow Globe, Russ stopped by The Rap Pack podcast for an in-depth conversation with the hosts Carl Chery, Trent Clark and Jon Tanners.

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As the conversation turned to the abuse of drugs in the Hip Hop community — a theme that Russ has been vocal in the past — the platinum-selling MC discusses the phenomenon of rappers modeling of their careers in rock star ideals.

In his explanation, he suggests a parallel with the use of drugs and the quintessence of the "rock star" lifestyle.

"The rap star archetype was not a drug user. He was a drug dealer," he says, adding the movement towards the rock of ideology extends to the music itself.

"[There

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