Ross Jack – Fear the Rush
Johannesburg born recording artist, Ross Jack, makes his North American debut with the release of his stunning single “Fear the Rush,” on Radikal Records. After establishing himself in the industry as a prodigious beat-maker and producer for up and coming acts, Ross Jack decided to step out from the background and in front of the mic, releasing his mix-tape album, ‘Notes from the Wild’ in 2013. The album took the South African music scene by storm as single after single topped the national radio charts, with six singles in rotation making it into the 5FM Top 5 and two of them hitting the #1 spot. Now, Ross Jack has his sights set on North America with his strongest work to date, ‘Self Medicated.’
Taken from his forthcoming debut album, ‘Self Medicated,’ “Fear the Rush” is the perfect introduction to Ross Jack’s unique sound, combining soulful vocals with brooding, atmospheric instrumentals that showcases the kind of melodic hip-hop that propelled him to the top of the charts in South Africa. “Fear the Rush” was co-written by Arrow Benjamin, the co-writer and artist on Naughty Boy’s 2015 Top 10 smash hit “Runnin’ (Lose It All),” which also featured pop icon Beyoncé, and produced by Pete Boxsta (Petite Meller, James Arthur). When speaking to South Africa’s People magazine about the single, Ross stated “It is one of my favorite tracks because it just feels so different! I love the almost out bass line and the mood. Feels like gospel rap to me.”
‘Self Medicated’ is a perfect blend of Ross Jack’s influences, taking the best sounds of Rap, RnB, Soul, Trip-Hop, and Pop to produce a unique style he refers to as “Stoner Pop.” Each track sees Ross Jack taking his creativity to the next level as his charismatic performance on the mic adapts to the album’s wide-range of production styles. Ross Jack succeeds by continuously blurring the lines between musical genres, creating an album that would appeal to fans of the electro-pop sounds of The Weeknd, and the smoked out swagger-filled bars of Mac Miller alike. Backed by lush production and massive hooks, ‘Self Medicated’ establishes Ross Jack as an artist to watch in 2017.
“Fear the Rush” is available now along with an additional US Single Mix. The single is available for digital purchase on Amazon, Bandcamp, Google Play, and iTunes. It is also available to stream on all major streaming platforms.