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Joshua Russaw – Get To Know Faith Evans’ Son

Joshua Russaw
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Joshua Russaw (full name: Joshua Jahad Russaw) – born June 10, 1998, is 25 years old.

The African-American music producer doubles as an up-and-coming singer, model, and DJ who has earned a bit of recognition after working with more prominent artists like Christopher Wallace Jr. and FIH. However, the majority of his claim to fame rests on the fact that he is the son of well-known R&B singer Faith Evans whom she had with her second husband Todd Russaw.

Given that both of his parents are active names in the American music industry, it comes as no surprise that Joshua Russaw has followed in their footsteps, a fact that has brought him even closer to the limelight. That being said, let’s get to know Faith Evans’ son.

Profile summary of Joshua Russaw
  • Name: Joshua Jahad Russaw
  • Date of birth: June 10, 1998
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Education: Santa Margarita Catholic High School
  • Parents: Faith Renée Evans (mother), Todd Russaw (father)
  • Marital status: Single
  • Siblings: Chyna Tahjere Griffin (step-sister), Christopher George Latore Wallace (step-brother), and Ryder Evans Russaw (brother)
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm or 1.72 m)
  • Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
  • Eye color: Black
  • Hair color: Black
  • Occupation: Singer, Disc Jockey, Model, and Music Producer
  • Years active: 2001 – present
  • Net worth: Est. $1.5 million
  • Instagram: @jahadrussaw
  • Twitter: @DjJahad

Joshua Russaw is 25 years old

Joshua Russaw is currently 25 years old. He was born Joshua Jahad Russaw on June 10, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, United States. His birth sign is Gemini and he belongs to the African-American community, although he is believed to have traces of English and Italian ancestry through his maternal grandfather Richard Swain who reportedly left before Joshua’s mother was born.

Details of Joshua Russaw’s formal educational background have yet to become public knowledge even though it seems like a more logical thought process to assume that he has a high school diploma at the very least despite his early induction into the world of music.

Inside Joshua Russaw’s family

Joshua’s mother, Faith Renee Evans does not need much of an introduction as most people would recognize her as one of the most successful R&B singers and actresses of her era. She released hit albums like Faith (1995), Faithfully (2001), and Incomparable (2014) amongst others.

Significantly, perhaps even coincidentally, Joshua was born on the same day as his mother’s 25th birthday. He is one of two children she had with his father Todd Russaw whose musical career was not as pronounced as that of his mother. According to several verified sources, Todd Russaw is a music producer, and a record executive best known as the co-founder and strategic advisor of the American-based digital marketing agency Think BIG.

Russaw’s parents were introduced to each other in 1997, and at the time they eventually started dating, his mother was still married to the late Notorious B.I.G (real name: Christopher Lattore Wallace), a union that lasted for three years from 1994 to 1997, the same year B.I.G was murdered by as-yet-unknown people.

Joshua’s parents exchanged marital vows in 1998 and remained married for a relatively long time before going their separate ways in 2011 after 13 years of marriage. As previously mentioned, Joshua is not his parents’ only child. He has a younger brother named Ryder Evans Russaw. Ryder is on the autism spectrum and is most likely the inspiration behind his mother’s decision to form a foundation known as Ryder’s Room Inc. to advocate for children with autism.

Aside from Ryder, Joshua has two older half-siblings, a half-brother named Christopher Wallace Jr. and a half-sister named Chyna Tahjere Griffin from his mother’s previous relationships. Christopher Wallace Jr. was born during Faith Evans’s first marriage to the late Notorious B.I.G. but before that, she was already Chyna’s mother through her relationship with renowned music producer Kiyamma Griffin.

Joshua Russaw’s interest in music was piqued from a very young age

Not surprisingly, Joshua Russaw has chosen to walk in his parents’ footsteps in the music industry. Before exploring all his musical achievements to date though, it is important to buttress the fact that he got his first taste of what the industry is like at a relatively young age.

A then 3-year-old  Russaw had been a regular visitor to the studio while his mom was recording the songs that made up Faithfully, an album many consider to be one of her most successful to date. Despite his young age at the time, it is becoming increasingly clear that those years impacted Joshua significantly, and informed his decision to carry on his family’s musical legacy.

Russaw is now an accomplished music producer

Armed with the knowledge and other significant resources he received from his parents, Joshua Russaw has carved a niche for himself in the music world. He is now an accomplished music producer and upcoming singer. He has also brought his songwriting skills to bear on his career as a songwriter.

Known as DJ Jahad, Joshua Russaw’s ability to create a surge of life and energy during events has also established his status as one of the most in-demand DJs at the moment. His musical journey has seen him collaborate with a good number of musicians, including his older half-brother CJ Wallace Jr. and older half-sister Chyna Tahjere Griffin.

While he was strongly influenced by the genres like R&B, soul, and hip-hop, all of which made his mom a household name in the 1990s, Russaw has also shown his creative abilities across all the songs he has worked on using silky chords and bouncy drums that give his songs a different feel. Below are some of the songs he has worked on;

  • Berry – CYN (producer)
  • The Boo’d Up Mix
  • Can You – Fih (producer)
  • Sit Back – Fih (producer)

Joshua Russaw is most likely single

When it comes to his personal life and romantic relationships, Joshua Russaw prefers to keep a very low profile. So far, the music producer has yet to reveal whether he’s in a romantic relationship or not. Nothing from his social media handles indicates that he has a girlfriend but all that could be a result of him wanting to keep a veneer of privacy over his personal affairs.

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