Twitter Reacts As American Rapper Russ Shares A Teaser Of His Upcoming Afrobeats Song

Russell James Vitale, better known as Russ, an American rapper, and composer, took to Twitter on Monday and offered a preview of his forthcoming single. From the beat, title, lyrics, and delivery, the song ‘Gimme Love’ is of the Afrobeats genre. In the clip video, Russ wrote his name as ‘Oluwaruss’ and ‘Russchukwu,’ a combination of Nigerian names.

On the other hand, Nigerians have reacted to the snippet on Twitter. Music journalist Joey Akan was among the Nigerians who commented on the teaser.

Russ has been a massive admirer of the African sound and has also worked closely with artists from Nigeria, which is why it comes as no surprise that he eventually tried his hands on an Afrobeat instrumental, which, interestingly, was produced by him, just like with most of his other songs. Though Russ has admitted on records that he has Nigerian friends, in 2019, Davido drew him closer to the intriguing world of Afrobeats.

They both worked on “All I Want,” which quickly rose to become a smash, accruing millions of plays on streaming platforms. Three years later, Russ gets invited by Asake to appear on “Reason,” taken off Asake’s debut album. So, it’s only right Russ would create something similar, which, hopefully, performs well upon its release. Meanwhile, check out other Twitter reactions to the song’s snippet below.

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