Out Tha Mud – [Roddy Ricch]

Roddy Ricch is undoubtedly one of the hottest artists in the up and coming scene of hip-hop. The 20-year-old Compton, CA-based rapper has outdone himself yet again, with the down-to-earth single, “Out Tha Mud.” The first I’ve heard of Roddy was after his debut project, Feed Tha Streets I, in which I was astounded to find out that he, who seemed so experienced and confident in his work, was only 18 at the time it released. Since then his career has skyrocketed into a record deal with Atlantic Records, and placements on basically any top chart you can find – along with special appearances on stage with Meek Mill and Nipsey Hussle.

“Out the Mud” has a sort of pissed-off mentality as Roddy exclaims how as he continues to gain popularity imposters are trying to clone his style, and fake friends are changing up. “A lot of y’all switched up on me, I don’t trust n***as.” His realities of toting both guns and bags of money are proclaimed with polished vocals that have allowed his music to gain the popularity across cultural boundaries and into some of the mainstream. In this piece I implied that Roddy is telling the world he’s not just an aspiring teenage rapper anymore, but actually that he has solidified a spot among the top in the game – and I don’t disagree.

As his career continues to flourish, and as we wait for the next masterpiece of a project from Roddy, “Out Tha Mud” will certainly provide his listeners and all rap connoisseurs with a brilliant staple to enjoy for the time being. The track has racked up a staggering 207k streams in just three days on Soundcloud alone.

Stream “Out the Mud” below!