It’s been an incredible year for the Compton rapper. With multiple platinum singles, Grammy nominations, and his debut album out Roddy is definitely capping off the year right. The Breakfast Club sat down with Roddy Ricch to talk about everything from getting into music, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, and more.
Roddy Ricch release his debut studio album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial on Dec. 6 via Atlantic Records. The project consists of 16 tracks with guest appearances from Gunna, Lil Durk, Meek Mill, Mustard, Ty Dolla $ign, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie.
Music has always been a part of Roddy’s life. He grew up watching his uncles rap and eventually learned how to work ProTube to record them. It wasn’t until a few years ago that he began to pursue music seriously.
He recalls rapping for Kendrick Lamar (one of his biggest inspirations growing up) getting his approval, but not actually believing he could be that great. Fast forward to present day where Roddy has established himself in the game. He went from rapping for Kendrick to now going to him for “solid advice” on family, finances, and future ventures.
Roddy also shared a really tight relationship to the late Nipsey Hussle. Their collaboration “Racks In The Middle” was nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. When asked about his experience with Nipsey he said “when you see how he move… you ain’t have to ask him too many questions.. He teach you not by his words but by his actions.”
He talks more about his family, going to jail, and never getting caught up in drugs. Watch the full interview down below: