Roddy Ricch Sued For Allegedly Stealing Parts Of 'The Box' - WhatsOnRap

Roddy Ricch is being sued over his hit song “The Box” by soul singer Greg Perry for sampling his 1975 song “come on down”

Roddy Ricch's breakout hit "The Box" celebrates its third anniversary on Tuesday... but the Compton rapper is now facing a fresh copyright case.

According to court records gotten by TMZ Hip Hop, Roddy, his producer 30 Roc, Atlantic Records, and other entities are being sued by artist Greg Perry, who claims Roddy and co. stole key elements from his 1975 song "Come On Down (Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds)" and used them in "The Box" without permission.

The parallels, according to Perry, are evident, and a musicology expert "clearly and conclusively" reveals the two pieces have comparable melody, form, and structure.

Perry is seeking monetary damages and wants the court to rule that Roddy and his crew knowingly infringed on his copyright.

Roddy released his debut studio album "Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial" on December 6, 2019... and "The Box" quickly became a fan favorite, spending 11 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. During the COVID-19 outbreak, it also inspired innumerable TikToks.