Thursday, April 15, 2010

Russell Young Goes to Work

Russell Young is an independent/unsigned artist from Waynesboro, VA and who has only been at it for a year. Strong, witty, clever lyrics, draped over hard hitting southern and east coast beats, let Russell sound like a young LL Cool J if he were somehow caught in a wormhole and wound up in 2010.

Sure, he's influenced by east coast hip hop but at times his enunciation and flow just have that similarity to LL and you can't help but wonder at what point he's going to yell out, "I Can't Live Without My Radio." Russell is clearly on to something here and it really comes as no surprise that he was nominated the for "Best Underground Rap Artist" in the south at the "Underground Music Awards Show" in Manhattan New York in the summer of 2008.

Since then he's literally made his way up and down the eastern seaboard playing and rhyming where ever he could all in the hopes of getting his name out there. It's working and when you add in the fact that he's set a goal for himself to release at least two new singles every other month will go a long way to establishing himself as one of the busiest guys in indie hop.

He'll be dropping a mix tape this summer, but until then, check out a few tracks from his prolific work schedule and don't forget his name because the guy will be big.

Download: I Try
Download: Pusha Man

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