Russell Coson is a Filipino-American Recording Artist born on March 9, 1989. He was raised in California's Bay Area and his hometown is San Jose, Ca. where he currently resides. Known as a "Rap Singer", Russ Coson's style can be described as a unique mix of rapping and singing with a smooth vocal delivery backed with urban lyrics. He is also a beat producer, songwriter, and sound engineer.
Growing up, Russ would write and record his own songs as a hobby. Primarily listening to a mix of R&B, West Coast Rap Music, and Bay Area Hyphy, Russ developed his own style of music and delivery through constant practice and trial and error. At age 14, he started rapping and producing his own beats in high school as a rapper by the name of Big Russ in 2003. With the start of his music career and identity, Russ would rap about things that were a major influence in his life. Growing up without a father and a stable home, Russ was introduced to the street lifestyle of San Jose. Having Uncle’s who were involved in this lifestyle, Russ learned to be street smart, independent, and confident in himself. Many of his early recordings portrayed this lifestyle but as he grew older and matured, so did his music. In 2005, only a Junior in High School, Russ created his own record label Junglezone Productions during the peak of the Hyphy Movement. It was during this time where Russ further developed his artistry and also brought along his friends as new recruits to Junglezone.
In 2013, Big Russ decided to pursue a professional career in music and changed his stage name to his real name, Russ Coson. By the end of 2014, Russ' song "Right Now" was selected as 106 KMEL's Bay Pick Of The Week, and had been listened to and shared nationwide over mainstream, online, and satellite radio. Since then, Russ had developed a fan base that to this day continues to grow. So far, Russ Coson has had 8 of his songs aired on FM radio waves. With another "Pick of the Week" on 997 NOW and a "Home Turf" winner on 106 KMEL, Russ has made it clear that he can make hits, performing all throughout The Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and even Boston.
Today, Russ Coson is CEO and Founder of his own independent record label Junglezone Productions and is still making music and working to further his career. Since 2005, Junglezone Productions has grown its brand and fanbase. Russ has no plans of stopping and enjoys every minute of his musical journey.