Russ at Fox Theater, Oakland

Russ Vitale (born September 26, 1992), better known by his stage name Russ, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is one of the fastest growing artists of 2016. His SoundCloud page has garnered over 40 million listens since its inception in 2014.He is of Sicilian ancestry. His early inspirations were G-Unit, 50 Cent and Eminem.