Russ – Shake The Snow Globe (Deluxe) (Zip Download) [Zippyshare + 320kbps]
Off the bat, one of the highlights arrives by way of “3AM,” which features the aforementioned Ty Dolla $ign and production from Scott Storch. Predictably smooth, Russ and Ty Dolla prove to be worthwhile collaborators as they float over Storch’s laid-back and intimate groove. The vibe continues on the Boogie-assisted “Sky,” which finds both parties navigating an intricate acoustic guitar progression, reminiscent of early millennium r&b. Those seeking a more rap-focused Russ should refer to the minimalist banger “No Tears Left,” produced by none other than Murda Beatz.
While unlikely to rope in legions of new fans, this deluxe version of Shake The Snow Globe is a welcome surprise for Russ fans, and further proof that the tireless artist will be alright.