Born Russell Tre’van Jones March 2, 1988, in Cheverly,MD, Russell The Prophasee began pursuing music at the age of 9. First influenced by bestfriend, Nosakhere Khalid, another superb local artist who goes by Sock The Rapper. With a high IQ and a love of poetry adapting to music was all but inevitable. He first began recording music at the age of 14.
By the age of 17 he had evolved from a rapper to a songwriter. In 2006 while attending Holy Cross College in Indiana he developed a small fan base and began to elevate his skills. After coming back to DC he met GFAorDIE! Music Group members and thus began a DMV Dynasty. Now he has worked with artist from Canada, the DMV, New Jersey,the Midwest, and NY including Mos Def’s brother Anwar. He has written over 100 songs ranging in genre from Rap to Hip-hop, R&B, Rock, Pop, and Gospel.
He’s worked with several notable producers & engineers including Gemstar Pro, DJ Boom, DJ Khaos from Def Jam/Bad Boy and DC producer King Kai of Optigon Records, as well as a few producers from overseas. With a strong foundation of faith and a background in both music and theatre, it is only a matter of time before the world recognizes his greatness.