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Justin Ruff / Press

“You definitely can hear Prince’s influence in your vocals, as well as Al Jarreau. You’re a young man, but you have old school flavor.”

“Justin Ruff twists himself into a medical remedy as he prescribes Elevated to set souls on fire. Dee Lilly’s instrumental is a perfect musical interpretation of a stream room with a pair connecting body, mind and soul. Make Justin Ruff a habit by downloading his EP, ''Introducing Justin Ruff.'' ”

“His dedication and drive as an R&B artist is apparent as he is currently nominated for R&B Artist of the Year for the 2014 Chicago Independent Music Awards.... The sound of Justin Ruff can be compared to the velvety crooning of Maxwell with the sweet sensual scat of Ella Fitzgerald. Justin is definitely an artist to listen, watch, and look out for.”

“Windy City LIVE's talent search finalist, Justin Ruff proved just why he deserved one of the top spots. His performance was experimentally flawless. Backed by one female vocalist and a bass player, Justin’s stage aura set a certain high-standard for up and coming artists, everywhere. Having recently released his EP, “Introducing Justin Ruff”, he teased us with a three-song medley of what the EP offers. Successfully flexing his falsetto during a performance of “Take My Time”, Justin gave us a youthful yet sophisticated Maxwell/Prince delivery leaving a lasting impression.”

“Justin Ruff’s ability as an artist is undeniable when it comes to expressing the power of love and having a good time throughout his music. What I like about him the most though would be his strong sense of old school and jazz references throughout his music. You can almost hear the musical influences of Prince and Jon B.”

“Justin Ruff is someone who is on the come up as a rising star. His jazz vocal training is far from average. He is a scatting machine! Follow and support his journey to the top of the charts. Help his dreams come true as you listen and enjoy his good tunes.”

“Chicago, IL – March 15th 2013, Justin Ruff; local R&B artist is debuting his EP “Introducing Justin Ruff”. Ruff is partnering with Abstract Hustle Productions to host his EP release party. The release party will be held at 1104 South Wabash at 7p.m. This is an open door event starting at 6:30 p.m. We will have such artist as Daryn Alexus, and Sam Trump, as our opening acts. ”

“..Ruff, on the other hand, has always reminded me of Maxwell and Prince which is why I like him so much.”

“This next artist, let me just say that I have never heard anyone put such an astounding twist on Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” as Justin Ruff did. Big ups to him!!!”

“Justin Ruff, R&B’s Rising Star With A Twist Of Swagg”

“My man Justin Ruff (@JustinRuffMusic) has released music from his ''Introducing Justin Ruff'' The EP. Take a listen to “Elevated” featuring Murph Watkins produced by Dee Lilly (@DeeLilly_).”

“Cincinnati, Ohio native Justin Ruff is a true rising star to look out for. He recently was a top 12 finalist out of 800 contestants on ABC-7 Windy City LIVE “Search for a Star” competition. The singer talked with Mari about his music and debut EP entitled, “Introducing Justin Ruff”.”

“Stylish, Energetic, Jazzy and Soulful are just a few words used to describe Chicago’s R&B sensation Justin Ruff.”

“Check out an extremely talented artist and R&B singer known as Justin Ruff who is steady on his grind putting his name out there. Check out his latest project “Introducing Justin Ruff” EP which has amazing singles such as “Don’t Stop,” “Take My Time,” and “Elevated” featuring Murph Watkins. This artist is amazingly talented so take a peep at several of his songs right here!”

“I'm done ranting about how great this man is, this project was well worth the wait. Beautifully illustrated and left me wanting more, if this is the beginning, imagine what we’ll be seeing 5 years from now. Did I forget to mention that he scats? Yes this is real life, wake up and experience the renaissance in your own backyard.”

“Up and coming R&B/Soul singer who was recently a finalist on ABC 7 Windy City LIVE ''Search for a Star'' competition, hit us with some new music from his recent EP release, "Introducing Justin Ruff". For the single above, Justin Ruff teams up with Murph Watkins and producer Dee Lily for a smooth track; "Elevated".”