I’m just going to keep stressing it; A-RU$$ is the real deal and I don’t see him slowing down anytime soon. His ability to weave between the hip-hop and R&B worlds as either part of a collective or as a solo artist is truly impressive, and his charisma is off the charts.

This weekend, he dropped a 4-track project of bonafide mood music, really separating himself from the pack as an artist with the slowed down yet turnt upYou Know Who You Are EP. Showing off a keen ear for production and a strong knack for song structure, the 20 year old member of the SQD collective flaunts a digital sound that gets it just right, resulting in a very dope and contemporary brand of bedroom R&B.

Give it a spin and see why A-RU$$ shines as a solo artist. The red-hot intro track, Roses, features production from Steezefield, and Tyeah Alizay provides some clutch vocals on the vibey, chord-heavy 3rd track, I Do. 

I truly enjoyed listening to this project and I think you will too. Four tracks wasn’t nearly enough; to quote Russ on Dashboard, “I just need more,” and I have a feeling we won’t have to wait too long.

Oh, I hear there’s a video on the way…