Watch Russ Explain How He Produced ‘What They Want’


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Rising Atlanta rapper and producer Russ has shared a humorous video of himself explaining how he made the beat for his breakout single, “What They Want.”

The 24-year-old artist recreated the simplistic beat in two minutes using only his laptop.

Russ dropped “What They Want” on his SoundCloud account in 2015 before including it on his debut album, There’s Really a Wolf, in 2017. It became his first single to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100, peaking at No. 83. The track was also certified platinum.

In a 2016 interview with Billboard, Russ said he produces, mixes, masters, and engineers all of his songs. He also said he doesn’t want to be mistaken as a new artist despite his new-found success.

Watch Russ recreate the beat below.

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