Roddy Ricch has been one of the breakout American artists of this year. Featuring on XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class of 2019, it is easy to think that Roddy Ricch was a fairly unknown entity before this year. Whilst that is somewhat true on a global scale, we cannot forget that since 2017, he has released two mixtapes.
Roddy’s features and unique vocal ability on hooks in particular is what has helped his sound elevate to the top of the charts and be seen as one of the more exciting new artists of recent times. Following on from the footsteps already placed by the likes of Young Thug, Roddy Ricch has boasted features on tracks for Mustard, Marshmello, Fabolous, Pnb Rock, Meek Mill and the late great Nipsey Hussle.
In this day and age of social media, the list of new artists gaining limelight has increased drastically. This is even more so in a country such as America. Whereas the UK is slowly getting there, the American scene has been building up to this for a number of years now. Many artists via social media have broken through and gained huge publicity and limelight. That is not without many doubters on their backs in regards to how long they’ll actually last and whether they will become a seasoned artist/musician or just a one hit wonder. Whilst this can be argued to have been the case throughout musical history (which is true), it cannot be denied that it is more so the case nowadays with so much pressure from social sites such as Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.
Many of you may suddenly be thinking…What the fuck has this got to do with Roddy’s new album? Our point is, in America, in this new age of Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B, many artists can break through and many of them do go on to gain a huge social media presence but not many of them go on to solidified themselves amongst the current crop of established artists. Roddy is completely different, as mentioned before, he followed a path made by a few artists before him and established himself as one of the strongest new artists out now.
His debut studio album is a 16 track piece with features coming from of Gunna, Lil Durk, Meek Mill, Mustard, Ty Dolla $ign and lastly, Boogie Wit da Hoodie. Again, highlighting the fact that whilst Roddy is fantastic artist for other people’s features on hooks, he can stand alone on his own tracks.
Listen to “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” on Spotify below: