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Rapper Russ Has Another Inspiring Book Coming (And It’s Already a No. 1 New Release)

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Russ is trading the microphone for a pen — again. After the success of the rapper’s first book It’s All In Your Head, which was published in 2019 (and still sits on Amazon’s bestseller list for rap music), the “3:15” singer is following up with a new self-empowerment book.

Titled It Was You All Along, the book takes inspiration from Russ’ most recent album of the same name, which he’s currently touring throughout the U.S., Europe and the U.K. Fans can score last-minute cheap tickets through sites including Ticketmaster, StubHub, Vivid Seats (get $20 off orders of $200+ with code BB2024) and Seat Geek (first purchases can get $10 off orders of $250+ with code BILLBOARD10).

It Was You All Along will be released on June 4, but Target, Amazon and Walmart have opened preorders to make sure you get your hands on a copy. And, if you preorder the book now, you can score 10% off.

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Russ’ second book hasn’t come out yet and it’s already topped the new release chart for rap books on Amazon. Unlike most music books, the Billboard Hot 100 chart-maker hopes to encourage self-love using songs from his album as a jumping point into deeper topics like trust, discipline, and letting go to authenticity, joy and faith, according to the official description.


As you wait for the book’s release, you can also pickup a copy of the “Losin Control” singer’s first book, which kickstarted his career as an author.

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Just like Russ’ upcoming book, It’s All In Your Head is his memoir that also tries to offer advice on self-acceptance. The official description claims you can expect to read about “lessons he’s learned from his career, family and relationships.”


The memoir has earned a 4.8-star rating on Amazon with more than 6,000 reviews (and counting). Each chapter is named after a songs he’s put out, which provide a hint as to what to expect from that section. Along with recounting lessons and moments that have helped shaped himself, Russ also provides advice on how you can push through obstacles and find ways to “unlock” your potential.

For more product recommendations, check out our roundups of the best female musician memoirs, fashion coffee table books and books about jazz.

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