Roddy Ricch has proven that 2019 was his year. The “Out tha Mud” rapper appeared on the scene practically out of nowhere, hopping on tracks with big names like Meek Mill, Post Malone, and the late Nipsey Hussle. Making his way onto the cover of XXL magazine with some of 2019’s hottest talents–like Dababy and Megan Thee Stallion–the 21-year-old Compton native has shown he is not someone to be slept on. He has proven this case further, with his freshman album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.

Roddy Ricch brings a certain refreshing native to the “sing-rap” subgenre, gliding over instrumentals with ease, making this an enjoyable listen. Even though Roddy comes out the gate with some surprising vocals, there’s no real filler on this album, each bar that Roddy delivers feels like it’s one for the ages. Ricch is able to show his versatility as a rapper and a songwriter on this album–each song is able to keep you on your toes–with songs about Roddy’s life and struggles like “Intro” and “War Baby” to hard-hitting trap anthems like “Peta” and “Start Wit Me”–there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial will be a lot of people’s first time hearing Roddy Ricch, and as first impressions go, he knocked it out of the park. Roddy has shown he is not going anywhere anytime soon. Is this a masterpiece? No. This is only his debut album, but with production and lyrics this good–can you imagine what his sophomore album will be like? Also if you have time watch Audiomack’s video of Roddy Ricch performing some of his songs with a full-on orchestra–it’s just *chef’s kiss*.

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