Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr., professionally known as Roddy Ricch, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. He’s known for his popular songs, “The Box” and “High Fashion,” among others.
Roddy Ricch was born in Compton, California on October 22, 1998. He went to Carson Senior High School and Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets. At the young age of eight, Roddy Ricch began rapping and singing. At 16, he began making beats. During his time living in Compton, Roddy Ricch was a member of the Park Village Compton Crips.
Roddy Ricch is extremely private about his personal relationships.In 2020, the media discovered that Roddy Ricche was dating his girlfriend Allie Kay and had been hiding it from the public for four years. Ricch and his girlfriend Allie recently welcomed their first child, a boy, in April 2020.
Roddy Ricch released his first mixtape, Feed Tha Streets, in November 2017, featuring the songs “Hoodricch” and “Chase Tha Bag.” Famous rappers, including Nipsey Hussle and Meek Mill, praised this album.
The next year, Roddy Ricch released a single “Die Young,” which was written for a childhood friend. He mentioned in an interview that he wrote the song the night XXXTentacion, the American rapper, died. The song earned 120 million streams on Spotify.
On December 6, 2019, Roddy Ricch released his first album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. This album featured songs like “Big Stepper,” “Start wit Me,” and his hit-single “The Box.” This album was number one on the Billboard 200 for four weeks and was the longest running number one debut rap album since 2003. Since then, Roddy Ricch has been featured on many songs by other artists, including A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Meek Mill, and DaBaby.
2020 was a great year for Roddy Ricch. That year, he won many awards for his music and performances, including:
- Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album award at the 2020 American Music Awards for his album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
- Album of the Year award at the 2020 Apple Music Awards for his album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
- Song of the Year award at the 2020 Apple Music Awards for his song, “The Box”
- Album of the Year award at the 2020 BET Awards for his album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
- Best New Artist award at the 2020 BET Awards
- Song of the Year award at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards for his song, “The Box”
- Hip Hop Album of the Year award at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards for his album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
- Best Rap Performance award at the 2020 Grammy Awards for his performance in “Racks in the Middle” with Nipsey Hussle and Hit-Boy
- Breakthrough Artist of the Year award at the 2020 Variety’s Hitmakers
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Roddy Ricch is currently working on his second album, and has hinted that the title may be “Love is Barely Real Anymore.” For all the latest news on Roddy Ricch, stay tuned into The Shade Room!