Joshua Russaw is an American singer, music producer, model, and disc jockey. Although he has gained some recognition for his many occupations, he is best known as the second son of R&B singer, Faith Evans and her second husband, Todd Russaw.
His mother, Faith, needs no introduction—she was the love of rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s controversial life and is referred to as the First Lady of Bad Boy Records. Joshua has grown into a fine young man, who has taken after both parents and is currently choosing to pursue a musical career.
The multipotentialite is a rapper, singer, and producer. Although not as famous as his mother once was, Joshua is making massive strides in the industry, and the good thing is, that he is only just getting started.
How Old is Joshua Russaw?
Joshua Jahad Russaw was born on June 10, 1998, in Los Angeles, USA, and is currently 23 years old. His parents are the famous musical duo, Faith Evans and Todd Russaw. While his mother was the R&B IT girl of the early nineties, his father had a more laid-back career as a music producer.
According to the zodiac, Joshua is a Gemini and he is of African American ethnicity. His mother however is biracial, while his dad is Black.
Joshua was raised in a mixed family as his two older half-siblings, Christopher Wallace Jr. (CJ) and Chyna Griffin, were born from his mother’s previous relationships. He also has a full sibling – Ryder Evans who is his parents’ second child together.
Joshua grew up in a warm, loving full family for the first 13 years of his life. But in 2011 things as he knew them changed, and not exactly for good. His parents’ marriage was badly strained, and they got separated. Poor Joshua was one of the hardest hit by this development, and it took a while but he adjusted to being raised solely by his mother. It is believed that he attended the Santa Margarita Catholic High School with his brother CJ, and received his diploma in 2016.
Joshua Russaw’s Parents’ Marriage History
Joshua’s parents happily tied the knot in the summer of 1998, and their marriage was predicted to last but sadly it did not and crashed 13 years later. Faith Evans was notorious for her extremely rocky love relationships and her first marriage to late rapper Notorious B.I.G. was the genesis of it all.
Upon leaving him in 1997, she immediately moved on with Todd, then a record executive whom she’d met in the course of work. It is believed that it was rapper Missy Elliott who introduced them to each other. Reports also state that she was pregnant with Todd’s child while yet married to Biggie.
Well, the couple got married the following year, and Faith brought her two children from her previous relationships with her. The marriage was peaceful at first, but soon, it became beleaguered with stories of domestic violence, multiple police arrests, drunk driving, and other misdemeanors, all of which the children were witnesses to.
By 2009, they were separated and Faith filed for a divorce which was finalized in 2011. She went on to marry another music producer, Stevie J in 2018, while Todd has remained single since.
Joshua Russaw is a Singer
Yes, Joshua Jahad Russaw has followed the path of his legendary mother as a singer – but that is just one of the many things he can do. At 23, Joshua prides himself as a musical professional with nearly two decades of experience. Under his mother’s tutelage, he began composing music as early as three years old. He was also coached by his father, who was a stellar record producer and this childhood experience basically shaped his future.
While he is yet to make massive waves as yet, Joshua is quite accomplished in his way having produced music for artists like FIH and Christopher Wallace Jr. His last known produced song was released in August 2021 and was titled, Can You.
Joshua Russaw is also a rapper and model. His most notable modeling contract was with his brother’s cannabis brand, Frank White. His net worth is currently valued at $1.5 million.
Meet Joshua Russaw’s Siblings
Joshua Russaw has three siblings—two brothers and one sister, all born to his mother. His eldest sibling is his sister, Chyna Tahjere Griffin. She was born on April 1, 1993, and is 29 years old now.
She is the product of the early nineties romance between Faith and American music producer, Kiyamma Griffin. The Aries singer has followed her mama into the R&B genre, and only released her first single in early 2021. She is over 5 years older than Joshua.
His second-older sibling is his half-brother, Christopher Wallace Jr. Christopher was born during Faith and Biggie’s marriage on October 29, 1996. The 25-year-old is a music producer, rapper, actor, and businessman.
He and Joshua have a close brotherly bond, being just two years apart, and have collaborated on music together. Together they even created a musical group called ‘CJ and Jahad’ and are working on releasing a joint album soon.
Joshua Russaw’s last sibling, Ryder Evans, is also his youngest. He was born in 2007 and is the second son and last child of his parents, Faith, and Todd. As of 2022, Ryder is still likely a high school student. Joshua is older than his brother Ryder by almost 9 years, making Ryder the sibling with the widest age gap from Joshua.
Is Joshua Russaw’s Dating?
The young man hasn’t been in any romantic relationships as far as the public knows. From most indications, he is solely focused on making music, and making a name for himself. He is also not very active on social media, at least not on a personal note as most of his content is work-related. His Instagram handle is @jahadrussaw where he has about 11.5k followers.