Russ has teamed up with Lil Baby for a dancefloor-ready track called “UGLY.”
The duo spit boastful lines on the infectious tune, which was produced by Boi-1DA, SMPLGTWY, Akxen and Enndot. In the accompanying Edgar Esteves-directed clip, Baby and Russ hit the club and make it rain dollar bills. “’Cause I got your bitch now in love with me / And I’m in this bitch now, it’s getting ugly,” Russ croons on the chorus.
“UGLY” is Russ’ first solo release of the year, following his 2020 album, Shake the Snow Globe. In a statement, the rapper reflected on the track’s sound and his versatility as a musician: “In my opinion, it’s not just about painting one color over and over again. That’s safe and boring. All the colors, all the emotions, all the different sides of me… that’s what’s most fun about being an artist.”
“That’s why you’ll get songs from me like ‘Losin Control,’ but then ‘Do it Myself,’ but then ‘Nobody Knows,’ while also getting ‘Best on Earth’ and ‘UGLY’… I’m EVERYTHING,” he continued. “I’m human, and as an artist, that’s the only way to be free is to embrace all aspects of yourself.”
Watch the video for “UGLY” below: