Roddy Ricch is one of the new generation’s emerging stars, and he’s already positioned himself as the genre’s future leader. His contemporaries who have paved the road for him are already legends in their own right, and he’s fighting for them when the Recording Academy doesn’t care.
Roddy Ricch spoke about this new generation of artists having a special bond while carving their own lanes to success during a visit to Kevin Durant’s The ETCs Podcast. Roddy wondered how the Grammys could overlook Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Baby, two of the most well-known rappers in the game today.
When asked how the vibe was between all the younger rappers, Roddy Ricch told KD, “I feel like it’s more for sure more of a cooperation since we run into each other more.” “However, I feel like everyone has their own lane, their own thing they do, you know what I mean?” ‘Y’all ain’t nominating Uzi for [Best Rap Album],’ I was tripping on the Grammys when I said to them, ‘Y’all ain’t nominating Uzi for [Best Rap Album].’
“Y’all ain’t nominating Lil Baby, even if he’s your favorite?” I feel like I’m tripping because everyone has their own lane, and it should be discussed, discussed more because I feel like the n-ggas now that are doing shit like, no disrespect, we’re truly breaking barriers.”
Roddy Ricch is most likely referring to Lil Baby’s My Turn and Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake, both of which were snubbed for Best Rap Album at the 2019 and 2020 Grammy Awards, respectively.
Roddy’s comments came only days after the release of his second studio album, Live Life Fast, on December 17. The album has gotten a lackluster response, which is reflected in the sales figures.
Roddy Ricch’s Live Life Fast is predicted to sell 64,000 album-equivalent copies in its first week, according to a tweet from Akademiks. That’s a far cry from the 101,000 people that showed up for Roddy’s debut album Excuse Me for Being Antisocial in 2019.