Atlanta rapper Russ self-released eleven albums before signing with a major label. There’s Really A Wolf, his big-time debut, comes front-loaded with sweet R&B featuring lots of falsetto. (Current single “Cherry Hill” is pretty representative.) That’s preferable to the album’s second act, where the Italian-American emcee spits a lot of by-the-books words about how hard he works, how much money he has, etc. The album has nineteen tracks – actual songs, not filler – but the rapper/producer could have maybe used an editor; 12 or 13 songs could have been great, but the second half is kind of a chore to listen to.