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Russ quotes: one of the hardest workers in hip-hop, here are Russ’s best quotes.

“Make your decision and go for your dreams before it gets too late. For that time will never stop for you.”

“Do whatever you like, go wherever you want, love however you feel it to be true. For if you wait, life won’t do the same.”

“Advice number one: listen to your gut. It’s never gonna lead you wrong. Number two: trust yourself. The root of everything is self-belief.”

“Whatever energy you put out is coming back to you. Don’t act surprised.”

“Wind blows. You can set a wall against it, you can build up a windmill. The choice is yours.”

“You got million dollar goals but ya work ethic’s a penny.”

“You can turn your life around though at any point. Just don’t be a b*tch about it and do it.”

“Trying times doesn’t mean it’s time to stop trying.”

“People are so scared to lose that they don’t even try.”

“No failure is final, no success is permanent.”

“It takes a certain amount of failing to even discover the real opportunity. You not only have to take matters into your own hands, but you have to constantly keep doing whatever it is you ultimately want to do. The biggest mistake you can make is sitting around waiting for something to happen. One failure doesn’t define you.”

“You have to keep believing and know that if you reach out to the universe long enough, it’s going to turn around and acknowledge you. Trusting the process means everything. It takes 10 years to reach that one year that can change your life.”

“To even think about doubting yourself is ridiculous.”

“Past is gone and there’s no way to travel in time. Future is unforeseeable and there’s no guarantee what will happen next. So why lose now? Thinking about past memories and events would mostly cause you sadness. Thinking of the future and what may happen would cause you anxiety. Present is the time you’re living in and you can do anything right now.”

“I have a dream like everyone else in this universe may have and I always ask myself, ‘Am I strong enough to face my destiny? Smart enough to face my problems? Brave enough to face my fears? And stupid enough to risk my life?'”

“If I say it, I believe it. You just dream of success, I stay awake to achieve it.”

“I had a delusional sense of self-belief. In reality, that’s what you need to truly make it. Will Smith speaks about it a lot. You have to be delusional to be successful.”

“At the end of the day, being great demands a lot of time and effort. I always had a crazy level of self-belief, and thought that every project I put out was going to be the one that put me on top. What I learned is that you must be willing to fail without losing any sense of enthusiasm. You have to come to terms with the fact that it may take you 10 years, and you have to still want to keep going.”

“Never stop doing what you love to do just because it isn’t materializing the way you hope it would. You have to absolutely trust the process and be patient. Patience is the one thing that ruins everyone, because they want everything to happen right now. Then, when it doesn’t happen, people get frustrated and want to give up, not knowing how close they may actually be to making their dream happen. As confident as you can be, when things constantly aren’t working, it can start shaking your confidence. For me, the biggest challenge to overcome was failure. But, once I developed the ability to push through my failures, I realized it was all a valuable part of the process.”

“Patience isn’t sitting around and waiting. Patience is being proactive, but also knowing that your goal or dream may not happen when you think it’s going to happen. You have to be patient in terms of knowing that it may be two or three years from now, but you’re going to keep going. Patience isn’t about waiting long enough, it’s about doing the work long enough. If you do the work long enough, then something amazing is going to happen. That was always a big thing for me. Patience tastes bitter, but the aftertaste is so sweet. At first, being patient sucks, but it pays off in the end.”

“As you start the process and move through your journey, you have to celebrate the small wins and keep everything in perspective.”

“Being self-made means doing things your own way, and doing it without any handouts. It’s hard to say that you’re self-made if someone else put you on. Relating to my experience, self-made means you put yourself on, and that’s something I’ve prided myself on throughout my career. Starting from a basement, with only my computer and the internet, I put myself on. I invested in myself, put in the work, spent years perfecting my craft, and got all of these fans on my own.”

“Being self-made also means being self-sufficient and building a business model that is self-contained.”

“When you’re doing it on your own, and you truly don’t know anyone, you may be fielding emails from people who want to help you. But, a lot of the time, it’s a dead end. As you’re coming up, you’re always open to opportunity. That’s how I met my manager—through an email exchange. That’s how I met and connected with a lot of great people, through this guy I didn’t know who sent me an email. You definitely want to be open to opportunity, but at the same time, you can’t depend on it. You can’t sit around waiting for someone to come along and help you out.”

“I was always focused on doing the work, and in turn, that attracted the right people. I’m a true believer that when you’re doing the work, following your gut, and living in your truth, the right people are going to be placed in your path at the right time. You just have to recognize when that time comes and who those people are.”

“The way I created opportunity was by creating songs and putting them out. That action, in and of itself, is going to yield something rewarding at some point—whether that translates into fans, potential business partners, or getting the attention of outlets that want to support your music. That simple action is an example of taking your career into your own hands and creating opportunity.”

“I think people sometimes get my message misconstrued and believe I’m trying to brag, but I’m genuinely trying to show people that you can do it all yourself, and there’s so much power and freedom in that.”

“When I was coming up, I was, and am, producing, mixing, mastering and writing everything. I would say that all the time. For one, self-sufficiency is a message that should be put out there: you don’t have to outsource everything. Two, I’m proud of it.”

“Opinion don’t matter. Only facts.”

“You’re not always gonna meet the best version of someone. Don’t judge them for that though. Everyone is human.”

“Stop judging people off of one encounter. No one is perfect all the time.”

“Trust is easy to give but hard to keep; also, it’s hard to achieve but easy to lose.”

“I think talking things out is therapeutic.”

“Whole lotta people not worthy of your attention. Be selective with your energy and keep it pushin’.”

“I have an unremovable stain of self-confidence.”

“I’m a lover not a fighter but I’ll fight for what I love.”

“I don’t work for the money. I make the money work for me.”

“When I was making beats, I don’t remember thinking about doing it as a career, I just remember that every day I wanted to do it.”

“What inspired me was the love of making music and having no one around and just saying, ‘I’ve gotta figure this out.'”

“I’m not obsessed with the idea of doing what you’re supposed to be doing when you’re a rapper. Walking around with cash that you haven’t even provisioned for tax. Spending all of your time in the designer store to create some weird impression. I’m not interested, bro. I just like making music, and that’s it.”

“I’m not sitting around, waiting for something to run across the internet so I can go, ‘Oh, that’s what I’mma write about.’ I just go around, live life, make music and it’s epic.”

“If you’re an artist, create music and put it out on the internet. If you do this consistently, your fan base will continue growing, and that will power your entire career.”

“At the end of the day, the common denominator is being able to have a direct relationship with your fans, your consumers, or your audience. At the core, that is what any business is trying to accomplish, being able to effectively speak directly to their consumers. Once you figure out how to do that, you’re in control and you have the power.”

“A full pure heart with empty pocket is much better than full pocket of money with no heart.”

“At the end of the day, I’m extremely grateful for all that is happening. That should be where your inspiration comes from, seeing the steps you’re taking and how the work you’re putting in is paying off. I was always inspired by the idea that I could take everything to the next level. The small wins pushed me to go harder. Your potential should inspire you.”

“I put in work, I earned my stripes, I’m like the Yankees. I swear lately I been tryna wrap my head around this life. Used to sleep on couches, now it’s thousand for the night. I’m winnin’, you losin’. I got stars in my circle. Look at my life, look at my come up, look how far that I made it. Honestly, if you don’t feel inspired by it, you hatin’.”

“Acceptin’ what is and lettin’ go of what was. Havin’ faith in what could be if I just one up myself every time. I let the chips fall where they may.”

“Wonder where I’m flyin’ next. Got my dad on private jets. Everybody’s got a number I might go and buy my ex. Sellin’ out across the globe, if you really want to know. I just made eight figures and I’m talkin’ net not talkin’ gross. Not bad for a dropout, see me rollin’ in a droptop. I can’t stop no, not now, 10 years I finally got hot.”

“Russ is the wave. Nah, Russ the tsunami.”

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