Russ has made it a point during his steady and successful rise to preach his independent status as inspiration to fellow artists trying to get in the game. With no major label backing or co-signs, Russ’ There’s Really a Wolf has gone certified gold with a handful of platinum singles to go with it. Earlier this week, Russ posted a photo of himself wearing a t-shirt that said, “How many xans and lean do you have to do before you realize you’re a fu**ing loser.” The statement cause a stir online, as the shirt touched on the trend of new rappers pushing the use of drugs in their lyrics.

Never the one to hold his tongue, Russ now returns with a new record titled “Think Twice.” Produced by Scott Storch, the New Jersey MC touches on various subjects including how fake the music industry is, drug addict rappers, artists like Joe Budden throwing subliminals at him and more.

Listen below.

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New Music: Russ – “Think Twice” (prod. by Scott Storch)

Previously: Russ Performs “Me You” on Late Late Show (Video)