GET TO KNOW RODDY RICCH
Roddy Ricch is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from the United States. He is well recognized for his unusual style, which combines a Southern influence with a Western aspect, as well as contemplative rhymes and melodic traps. This makes his music appealing to individuals from both regions. 'Atlantic Records' has signed Roddy.
Through his songs, Roddy expresses the terrible reality of growing up on the streets. He has also referred to himself as an "illustrator of the streets." Roddy is a Compton native who has been influenced by musicians like Meek Mill, Future, Speaker Knockerz, and Young Thug, as well as the Atlanta trap and Chicago drill genres.
Roddy rocketed to prominence at the age of 16 with the EP 'Be 4 the Fame and the breakout hit 'Die, Young,' which he dedicated to XXXTentacion. Roddy has a long list of accolades as a rapper, ranging from his first mixtape, 'Feed Tha Streets,' through his popular hits and most recent collaborations.
His style, though, reflects his family's Louisiana background. Although it is customary among street-influenced rappers to believe that immaturity invites attention, Roddy does not appear to subscribe to this viewpoint.
Childhood & Early Life :
Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr. was born on October 22, 1998, in Compton, California. He and his family went to several countries while he was little. His music was later impacted by his adventures.
Roddy began rapping when he was eight years old. However, he was not serious about music at the time. After spending two weeks in jail, his attitude toward music dramatically altered. He devised a unique method of sharing his life tales through music.
Roddy was heavily influenced by the style of Speaker Knockerz, a South Carolina rapper who died at the age of 19 when he was in high school. He had no notion about his future job at the time. Roddy became a fan of Speaker Knockerz while searching for his mission. He later had the honor of earning praise from Knockerz following the release of his debut mixtape.
Roddy started producing tracks when he was 16 years old. He purchased some equipment and began recording in his room. From then, everything grew. His experiences in the Western and Southern origins eventually became fundamental to his music.
Roddy sprang to prominence with his song 'Ricch Nigga,' which he wrote as a youngster. However, after this, he turned to the streets and abandoned music.
Roddy's music career was restarted in November 2017 with the release of his debut mixtape, 'Feed Tha Streets.' Songs on the mixtape included 'Chase Tha Bag,' 'Hoodricch,' and 'Fucc It Up.' Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, DJ Mustard, Prabjot Thind, and 03 Greedo were among the established rappers that praised Roddy's work on the album.
Roddy released an EP titled 'Be 4 Tha Fame' in March 2018. After that, he gave his fans the single 'Die Young,' which was produced by London on da Track. The song was written on the night rapper XXXTentacion died. While recording 'Die Young,' Roddy was following the news on TV. He had turned off the music and expressed himself via the song.
'Die Young,' dedicated to XXXTentacion, brought Roddy mainstream success. The song has received 60 million views on YouTube and eight million Spotify plays. In August 2018, Roddy released his new song, 'Ricch Forever,' as well as a teaser of a collaboration project with Meek Mill.
Roddy's followers hypothesized a collaboration with Meek Mill in October 2018 after the latter welcomed Roddy to his 'PowerHouse' event in Philadelphia and gave him a 'Dreamchasers' necklace, 'Dreamchasers' being Mill's record label imprint. The next month, Roddy released 'Feed Tha Streets II,' which included the songs Die Young' and 'Every Season.' The mixtape reached number 67 on the Billboard 200 and number 36 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Later, in November 2018, Marshmello, an American electronic music producer and DJ, previewed the single 'Project Dreams,' which featured Roddy. The song represented Roddy's climb from rags to riches, accompanied by loud bass jolts and rave music norms. The song reached number 28 on the Billboard Rhythmic chart in the United States.
Roddy attended the 'PowerHouse' performance in Los Angeles in May 2018 as a guest of Nipsey Hussle, the famed Compton rapper who was assassinated in March 2019. A&R Keefa Black introduced Roddy to Nipsey. Roddy developed a friendship with Keefa over time, and through his connections, he also became closer to Nipsey. Later, Roddy and Nipsey collaborated on the song 'Racks in the Middle,' which peaked at number 26 on the 'Billboard Hot 100.'
Roddy is hesitant to collaborate since he has little in common with the rappers of his generation. Given this, his collaborations with Nipsey and Meek demonstrate the type of sibling affinity they enjoyed.'Bird Vision Entertainment' handles Roddy's music career. In the near future, he hopes to launch a clothes and shoe business. An incident that occurred in his high school inspired the stage name "Roddy." A female had begun calling him "Roddy Ricch" by the way.
Family & Personal Life :
Roddy's grandma is from Louisiana and has had a significant influence on his musical approach. He has family members living in various states, which caused him to travel to many places as a child. He has been influenced by several civilizations, which is shown in his musical approach.
Roddy was raised by rappers like Future, Speaker Knockerz, and Meek Mill. He views his meeting with J Cole to be one of the most bizarre experiences of his life. Roddy is a shoe collector. At one time in his life, he was a passionate basketball lover. He even tried out for the sport in high school but had to drop out due to his height. 'LeBron' is a fan of Roddy.
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