Cover photo by Christian LaMontagne

Perhaps best known for his role in bringing the ultra-popular 40oz Bounce party to locations across the West Coast and beyond, Seattle hustler Russell North steps out of his comfort zone to try his hand at rapping. His debut effort is impressive.

Over a trap-heavy beat from Phil Valley, North and Kool John share respectable bars filled w/ hustler sensibilities and player basics between a repetative hook that plainly insists that North simply can’t lose.

Shouts to Russell North for making the jump; it is not easy to slide from behind the scenes to behind the mic, but here he is doing his thing. #OutHere