Raymond Russ, (born May 21, 1982) musically known as Nfinit3, is a published author and hip-hop producer from the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia region known as the DMV.
Nfinit3 accredits a personal friend for introducing him to the sounds of 9th Wonder and Kanye West back in 2003 which in turn led to his decision to pursue beat-making. Years of studying 9th, Kanye, Dilla, DJ Premier, Pete Rock and others, aided in the growth and development of Nfinit3’s sound. In 2006 Nfinit3 released his first mixtape, The Track Sessions Vol. 1, which featured Justus League affiliate, Phocuz. Outside of Phocuz, Nfinit3 has also produced tracks for Range da Messenga, Big T of Southernboi Entertainment, P. Genz, Poe Mack, Bucky Dolla, M-Burb the Captain, Viciouz Tracks and T-Money.
In the spring of 2008 Nfinit3 teamed with DMV artist, Bucky Dolla to release their collaborative effort, The Mixed Bag Effect, digitally worldwide. In the fourth quarter of the same year they followed up with their 2nd album titled, The Almighty Dolla, available digitally as well as by hard copy.
Nfinit3 also released a solo project called, First Times A Charm, in the summer of ‘08. He considered it his “one time experimental release”, finding himself rapping and singing over his own production. He released 2 instrumental albums consecutively in 09 and 2010, followed by the Track Sessions Vol 2 mixtape in the fall of 2010. Since then he’s gone on to put out 2 more instrumental albums, Motherland and The Diary of ?uestion Marx.
In 2000, Nfinit3 began writing poetry and inspirational material after several friends, who were fans of his AIM statuses, convinced him to do more with the talent. Years of writing and harboring his skills led him to round up a collection of the material and publish his first e-book (under Raymond Russ) titled, Its Human Nature, in early 2013.