Now creating his own path within this inspirational culture is Russ Shanks. Divinely raised in the streets of Baltimore, MD, Shanks blends a classic street style with the message of a disciple. His music harmonizes sounds from a diverse musical background. It’s difficult to categorize him as your typical “gospel rapper” because his music has something for everyone.
While the message is the core of his music, you are liable to hear Rock-n-Roll, R&B or straight hardcore Hip Hop. But let’s get down to the dirt; when we listen to a Hip Hop artist there is only one thing we insist and that’s hardcore lyrics. This souljah definitely has them. He is music constantly displays his Christian souljah mentality.
Ready to go to war for the cause, Shanks draws on his own personal experiences to send a message of hope, strength and redemption for all those going through the struggle, but don’t get it twisted, Shanks lets those who question his dedication to the purity of the art form know that his skills are not to be taken lightly. Those who wish to test his lyrical prowess do so at their own risk. Now preparing his second undertaking, this next generation champion is looking to expand the sound of Christian and conscious inspiration. They say the streets are watching, well they not only need to watch but also listen and feel the message of this innovator to the Hip Hop scene. Read more on Last.fm.
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