How To Watch Russ’ ‘Santiago’ Short Film

Album release rollouts continue to expand further into film. Visual albums are no longer the big hooray they were just five years ago. Artists such as Travis Scott and Mitski are curating theatrical experiences for their supporters to enjoy. “Put You On Game” rapper Russ is the latest to craft a cinematic picture around his latest work.

On September 45 and 25, Russ’ short film, Santiago, will show at select movie theaters across the US and UK. Here’s how to watch the picture. In a post on Russ’ official Instagram page, he shared the work’s poster listing over 80 theater locations. The 18-minute short will be shown at AMC, Regal, and Odeon facilities.

Santiago’s trailer beautifully depicts the entertainer fighting through different stages of his superstar life. “When you’re chasing the wrong thing, your whole world collapses,” narrates Russ as his song “The Wind” from the album softly plays between his speech. “There comes a time when you have to confront the source of all your darkness… Taking you on a journey to hopefully find the truth.”

The film’s description reads, “This is a snapshot of what was going on internally that inspired this album. I aimed to take viewers into the depths of my soul and mind to help better understand what this album is truly about.”

In the caption of Russ’ social media upload, he revealed his plans to expand its run. “We tried to get other territories of the world, but full transparency, they didn’t believe in the vision and said we have to prove ourselves, so here we go,” wrote Russ.

For those skeptical about the short run time, Russ took to X (formerly Twitter) to let potential viewers know that it’s still a rich story being told.

Watch the full trailer for Santiago, the short film above. For tickets and location information, you can find more information here.

Russ Delivers Gets Introspective on New Album ‘SANTIAGO’


With an astounding career stream count surpassing 21 billion, RUSS unveils his deeply intimate and introspective masterpiece, SANTIAGO. The album, released today, elegantly melds his distinctive hip-hop and R&B stylings, inviting listeners on a transformative expedition of self-love and self-discovery. Navigating the challenges of the music industry, Russ preserves his authenticity as an independent artist, employing his unique vision to shape the project’s musical and visual components.

Russ, a driving force behind the album’s strategy and creative direction, financed every facet of the project and its rollout. His unflinching vulnerability allows fans to fully immerse in his artistic universe, a creation he ardently cultivated. This remarkable release marks the inaugural collaboration between Russ and Larry Jackson, alongside the partnership with gamma, heralding a compelling new chapter in the artist’s illustrious career. SANTIAGO is a testament to Russ’ unwavering dedication to his craft and his resolute commitment to staying true to his artistic essence.

SANTIAGO is an album that is loosely inspired by the book ‘“’The Alchemist’”’ by Paulo Coelho,” says Russ. “It’s my journey to self love and self mastery while touching on the obstacles that have provided resistance along the way… Feelings of emptiness, inadequacy, imposter syndrome, anger, issues from my childhood and how they’ve shown up in my adult life, etc. It’s the most vulnerable music I’ve ever made and I had to do a lot of excavations to make it. It was a confronting experience and I hope it resonates with people who are trying to navigate the obstacles on their own journey.”

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Russ Announces New Album, “SANTIAGO”

Russ has announced that his next album will be titled SANTIAGO and that it will release on Friday, August 18, 2023. He reflected on the announcement in a lengthy statement posted on social media, Saturday afternoon. In doing so, he also shared the cover art for the project.

“This album represents my mental, spiritual, physical and emotional journey to my treasure (I talk more about what my treasure is on the album but it’s symbolized by the pyramid). The journey at times wasn’t and isn’t pretty,” Russ wrote. “I’ve put myself through the ringer and beat myself up quite a bit along the way. The front cover depicts externally what that sort of psychological warfare looks like.”

Read More: How Russ is Dominating the Independent Hip-Hop Space

Russ In Concert

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 1: Rapper Russ performs live on stage at Audio Club on December 1, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

From there, he continued to discuss the artwork while noting that the project is available for pre-order now. “The back cover depicts the internal dynamics at play. Myself, my inner child and my shadow. It’s a battle vs myself at all times and I had to do a lot of self excavation to make this album,” he said.

Russ continued: “I’m really excited. I’m really nervous. SANTIAGO is my journey to self love & self mastery while touching on the obstacles that have provided resistance along the way…feelings of emptiness, inadequacy, imposter syndrome, doubt, anger, shame (to name a few) and ultimately issues from my childhood that have shown up in my adult life. It’s my attempt to understand, navigate and heal. It’s the most vulnerable music I’ve ever made and I had to do a lot of excavating to make it. I hope that by listening to me face my own emotions, you all gain the courage to face your own. It was a confronting experience and I hope it resonates with people who are trying to navigate the obstacles on their own journey because as Paulo Coelho said, ‘one man’s journey is every man’s journey.’”

Russ’ “SANTIAGO” Announcement

The SANTIAGO announcement comes one month after the release of his latest EP,  CHOMP 2.5. That project featured production from Boi-1da, Alchemist, Havoc, 9th Wonder, and more across six tracks.

Read More: Russ Reveals New EP From CHOMP Series, “CHOMP 2.5”


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