It’s a trademark rainy Portland night when EYES & EDGE sat down with RUSS backstage at the Roseland to catch up on his Yung God Tour. The future superstar carried the same swagger that he had at the Skype Studio hours earlier – shoutout to WE 96.3 for having us. Making our way down to the greenroom after watching a smooth soundcheck to prepare for the horde of sold-out fans, we had a brief interview session to see where he was at in his career.
E&E: We see you rocking the toothpick. What flavor?
Russ: Tea tree mint. They are so great. As a kid I was always biting my nails and chewing gum. So, a toothpick is epic for me because I can chew on it and it tastes like tea tree mint! I love them so much we put them on my rider for this tour.
E&E: Do you have a sponsorship for the toothpicks yet?
Russ: We’re working on it!
E&E: If not music, then what?
Russ: NBA. 100% My jumpshot is top three in the country.