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Russ Reveals How Artists FAKE Streams Who To Blame For Juice WRLD Death u0026 Secrets of Music Industry


Yerrrrrr, Russ came through to hang with the Flagrant crew and talk about how major musician labels are faking streams, what race he REALLY is, his new favorite place to travel and how he's handling his success. All that and much much more on this week's Flagrant episode. INDULGE

00:00 Intro
00:52 Russ responsible for standup clips
02:11 Boardroom Performances
05:07 Labels tricking streams + cost for a no. 1
10:17 Relationship between labels & streaming platforms
12:04 Audit your label
16:37 By pointing the finger, people question you
20:35 Major artists not selling tickets
24:04 Being independent + “Advance” economics
35:27 Worth of 1m streams & Drake's catalogue
43:27 Perception of Residencies + Soft tickets
46:42 Labels aren't happy with Russ
48:35 Radio's role, Stadiums + Ed Sheeran performance
52:54 Smallest crowd + delusional selfbelief
55:02 Learning to make a good show
57:39 Feeling pressure + disassociating on stage
1:01:50 Pyramids, banned songs & Kuwait shows
1:07:12 Everyone's human + Japan is odd
1:09:03 Russ in India + racially ambiguous benefits
1:15:30 Fairly Odd Asians? Memories of Japan
1:23:20 Visiting Marrakech, Switzerland + Santorini
1:30:11 Using money to change realities
1:36:26 What excites Russ now? + Living by other's standards
1:39:55 Impact of therapy + discomfort is necessary
1:47:27 Gauging how much to reveal
1:49:41 Ego v selfmastery + process of achieving that
1:59:35 Billboard's rules took sales away
2:02:09 "I love you boy" was progress for Russ
2:04:53 Russ' thoughts on Mos Def v Drake
2:08:57 White people's fascination of black trauma
2:12:58 Faking dangerous lifestyles is evil
2:17:15 The only time Russ lied in raps
2:17:55 Real impact of faking v society's own accountability
2:42:44 Rick Rubin's true impact = taste
2:54:17 Kanye has TASTE
2:57:46 Good music forgives everything + Ye repeats without thinking
3:02:53 Using more empathy
3:04:20 Japan owns everything
3:07:12 J Prince's power + everyone understands violence
3:13:42 Creating next star + what is counterculture?
3:21:37 Labels need HipHop to succeed
3:25:26 Russ leaving Columbia + ebbs and flow of music industry
3:31:59 What is an industry plant? Benefits from insecurity
3:39:32 Success doesn't make you immune + sensitivity = super power
3:47:30 Where is Russ in 20 years?

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