Hate him or love him but Russ always gets the cheque at the end of the day. The rising superstar from New Jersey has been unveiled as one of the main headliners at Rocking the Daisies.
Russ is coming to South Africa
The 26-year-old burst onto the mainstream scene straight out of conquering the digital underground — SoundCloud.
His 12th project, the platinum-selling There’s Really a Wolf, placed him on some of the world’s biggest stages. His rise to fame, however, did not come without a little bit of controversy.
Why people love to hate Russ
As Noisey — a popular entertainment media publication — frankly put it, “he’s the guy all your friends and faves love to hate”.
People have often had a lot to say about his apparent narcissism and self-aggrandisement.
Especially after he was criticised for — ironically — speaking against the promotion of drug abuse to kids on social media.
“[People hate me because of] my stance on drug abuse promotion via Instagram and Twitter to the kids. People don’t like where I stood on that.
“I wore a t-shirt that said, and this is what really started the whole F Russ, you’re making addiction a joke. The shirt said, How much lean and Xanax do you have to do before you realize you’re a fucking loser,” he explained in a 2018 interview with the Breakfast Club.
Regardless of all the hate though, Russ still has one of the highest growth trajectories in modern Hip-Hop.
As an independent artist, the Atlanta-based rapper has sold out arenas in his United States and Euro tours, out-sold many signed megastars and is still hungry for more.
Even better for his fans in South Africa is the opportunity to see him live at Rocking the Daisies.
When is Rocking the Daisies?
Once again, Cape Town’s marquee music and lifestyle festival is only months away.
The organisers revealed that, in 2019, Rocking the Daisies would take place from 4 October to 6 October.at the Cloof Wine Estate, in Darling, Cape Town.