Russ‘s new “Misunderstood” video, the New Jersey rapper is cuffed to a chair in an interrogation room and faces down reporters, an angry mob, a ticked-off girlfriend, and ultimately, himself. It’s a strong visible reflection of the rapper-singer’s inside wrestle on the track itself. “You only see pieces that fit your view of me,” he croons on the refrain. “Your mind is made up, my hands are tied / Misunderstood time after time.”
He’s obtained a good motive to really feel that method after a lot of his early profession was marked by a notion in rap fandom that he’s an egotistical spoilsport. In actuality, the reality is far more nuanced, and over time, he’s discovered to decelerate on the sweeping judgments and let his work — and his bank account — do the speaking.
Case in level, in a current interview, he defined why his profession is “pandemic-proof” as an alternative of berating different rappers for not dealing with their enterprise, and on his Chomp EP final yr, he held his personal alongside a few of rap’s top-tier expertise, together with Black Thought and Kxng Crooked, then confirmed off his business attraction on tracks with Lil Baby, Kehlani, Trippie Redd, and extra, proving a bit of “patience” might need been all he wanted all alongside.
Watch Russ’s “Misunderstood” video above.