Young LA Rapper, Roddy Ricch is up next and that’s a promise. His sound is like no other and he speaks to the struggle and the streets. He is constantly feeding the streets and continuing to be consistent with releases. One of his biggest records ‘Fucc It Up‘ is a track where you can hear Roddy spitting while also singing. His biggest record to date ‘Die Young‘ is at a peak 10 million views making it the most streams for any song of his. With his latest release, Feed The Streets 2 we got a chance to chop it up with the young boss to talk about the project, his friendship with Meek Mill, hobbies growing up in Compton, his desire to work with Hov & much more.
He has support from some of hip-hop’s biggest names such as Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, DJ Mustard and more. He discusses his love for hooping in high school and who his favorite NBA player is. His visual for ‘Every Season’ is at a peak over 3 million views and he says he has more music + visuals soon to come.
Find out which track is his favorite from the project & make sure to download ‘Feed The Streets 2’ on all platforms. You can listen here.
Get into our interview below.
RESPECT.: Why Did You Name The Album ‘Feed The Streets’ ?
Roddy: I named my project feed the streets because, I felt like for somebody young coming out the streets that’s really talking about different pointers of the street life, not just partying and all that stuff. But, like the pointers in the streets like things you need to know in the streets. It’s not really no young dude trying to teach other young dudes about the in’s and out’s of the streets. Just really learning as you go, I’m basically trying to give away some game to the young dudes coming through.
Being from Compton, who were some of your favorite artist growing up?
Speaker Knockerz was one of my favorites, Future & Meek Mill.
I see from your instagram page, you have like a friendship with Meek Mill what has he taught you being a young dude stepping into the game & him being a veteran?
The main thing is stay out the streets but keep motivating the streets. Keep doing what I’m doing, teaching young dudes how to embrace whatever they going through and move out the streets with it.
What’s Your Favorite track off the album?
Probably “Faces”, it speaks to me it basically talks about how everything changed when you start counting them faces. You see blue faces a lot of dudes ain’t feeling it.
Nigga I can’t lie, shit changed
When I start countin’ the faces
Soon as I bust my face down
All these niggas wanna hate me now
Got bleu cheese in the safe now
Diamonds outline my name now
I done seen the worst outcomes
Why a nigga ride around with my drum (Yeah, yeah) – Faces
Could you describe your sound, what category do you place yourself in?
I honestly don’t feel like it’s another artist, I don’t really know what objectives these artist have. It’s hard to put myself in a category. My objectives are different. I feel like with my music it’s more like pain music, motivation music , therapy music with my struggles and my pain + my downfalls. All of that is for people to listen to and try to better their lives that’s like the overall goal for me to help someone do better for themselves.
Do you see yourself ever starting a clothing line, get your own sneaker in the near future if the opportunity presents itself.
Yeah, most definitely.
Any artist that you would like to work with in the future that you haven’t worked with already?
I’ve worked with alot of people that people don’t even know. I definitely want to work with Jay-Z that’s like a goal. I don’t even really want a song with him, I just really want to see how he records.
What other hobbies occupied you growing up in Compton?
Building my shoe collection I like shoes. Basketball was a thing for me at one point in my life.
You played basketball in High School?
Yeah! That was thing for me I’m short so I really didn’t think of going to the league, wasn’t thinking about nothing like that. I didn’t take it that serious. So that really wasn’t a thing (laughs) but yeah!
Are you a Lakers fan?
I’m a LeBron fan.
Name one song that describes your life right now?
Every Season by me.
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