Second Album from Roddy Rich is OTW
Roddy Ricch shared a sample of his second album on his Instagram Story last week, but fans must be patient for the follow up to 2019’s Please Excuse Me For Being Anti-Social.
Roddy Ricch also announced last weekend, “For us to drop the album we gotta have a NO skip policy.” Ricch called the album “a full-blown masterpiece. A real idea. A real body of work” in an interview with GQ.
Roddy Rich’s Non-Skip Worthy Songs
The American rapper’s first album was released in 2019 through Atlantic Records and Vird Vision Entertainment. In addition, he won Album of the Year in 2020 at both the BET Awards and for Apple Music. In 2020, Please Excuse Me For Being Anti-Social was the most streamed album globally.
His single “The Box” was No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. As it spent four non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, Please Excuse Me For Being Anti-Social is the longest-running premiere album since 2003. Also in 2020, DaBaby’s “Rockstar” which features Ricch, topped the charts at No. 1.
Ricch’s first project was his debut mixtape, Feed Tha Streets which was released in 2017. Ricch first became noticed as a young rapper in 2018 after his single “Die Young” rose to number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Young Rapper to Hip-Hop Phenom
Ricch has been rapping since he was eight, and he got serious about making beats when he was sixteen. Originally from Compton, CA, Ricch worked with the then-starting out Kendrick Lamar in his youth. Ricch has included Lamar as one of his influences.
Vulture’s Paul Thompson said, “[Roddy Ricch is] an undeniably talented vocalist and occasionally a compelling songwriter” as his music often includes both rapping and singing. In an interview with Variety in 2020, Ricch said, “I feel like the problem with us nowadays is we want everything right now. But the music isn’t gonna be progressive when you’re putting something out every three months, because you ain’t been through nothing.
He continued: you still feel like how you felt when you [last] dropped the music. To me, stuff doesn’t happen in my life every single day. Maybe for some people it does, but my life don’t happen that fast. I have to give myself time to actually go through things so I can speak on it, and have a new understanding of life. It’s not like I make music that’s not my life, so I feel like I need to give my life time to inspire me.”