Roddy Ricch opens up about being mentored by Kendrick Lamar.
The Compton rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote his debut album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial and spoke to Charlemagne Tha God and DJ Envy about various topics including his influences, his relationships and how he got started. He confessed that it was not by chance because he has loved music from ever since he was a small child. DJ Envy asked about his West coast influences, to which Ricch responded, “I ain’t seen nobody but Kendrick.”
Roddy Ricch continued, “Kendrick was a real big inspiration for me. I seen him when I was younger. I rapped for him when I was twelve years old, when “Rigamortis” was out. Maybe I wasn’t twelve, maybe fourteen, some sh*t like that. I had rapped for him back then. He was like, ‘you good.’ At the time, you know how it is when you run into n**as. We had a cool conversation, but just cause we had a cool conversation don’t mean I believe I could be that. Cause N***a you probably put in a million hours … But as I got older, and I just been going through this sh*t and making it. After doing that and reuniting and seeing him again, it was love.”
The two reconnected and stopped for a quick pose that Roddy posted to his Instagram. The “Every Season” rapper recounted that he and the Kendrick Lamar discussed real-life scenarios after he made Kendrick knew that he looked up to him as someone who would offer key guidance.
“I really asked him about sh*t with family,” mentioned Rich. “How do deal with certain sh*t with your family. What do you think being a young n***a coming in as far as different money. Where can I put my money that would be good for me. I know he not going to steer me wrong. He’s not a person that’s going to come into the light and really say nothing that’s not true or misguide me. Because he don’t come out for a lot of people.”
Roddy is set to have phenomenal rest of 2019-2020 and with sound advice from one of the greats, we can expect him to be in hip hop for the long haul.