Song of the Day #4,245: ‘The Box’ – Roddy Ricch

It’s been three months since my last installment of ‘What the Kids are Listening To,’ wherein I feature the top songs on the current Billboard Hot 100 chart and reveal how out of touch I am with the modern music scene.

As is typical around the holiday period, there hasn’t been a whole lot of turnaround on the charts. Five of the Top Ten songs I covered in mid-November are still on the charts in mid-February. We do have new entrants in the top two slots, however.

At #1 is Roddy Ricch with ‘The Box.’ I have heard of neither this artist nor this song.

Ricch is a Compton-based rapper who released a couple of mixtapes in 2017 and 2018 before dropping his first full-length album this past December. That LP, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, reached #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and its opening track ‘The Box’ hit #1 on the Hot 100 despite not being released as a single.

‘The Box’ is not my cup of tea. I’m just not a rap guy at the end of the day. As much as I’d like to understand the appeal of the genre, most rap songs fail to grab me on any level.

The main online conversation around this track seems to center on the “eep oop” sounds Ricch makes throughout. Is that all it takes to make a song #1 these days?

[Chorus]
Pullin’ out the coupe at the lot
Told ’em fuck 12, fuck SWAT
Bustin’ all the bales out the box
I just hit a lick with the box
Had to put the stick in a box, mmh
Pour up the whole damn seal, I’ma get lazy
I got the mojo deals, we been trappin’ like the ’80s
She sucked a nigga soul, got the Cash App
Told ’em wipe a nigga nose, say slatt, slatt
I won’t never sell my soul, and I can back that
And I really wanna know where you at, at

[Verse 1]
I was out back where the stash at
Cruise the city in a bulletproof Cadillac (Skrrt)
‘Cause I know these niggas after where the bag at (Yeah)
Gotta move smarter, gotta move harder
Nigga try to get me for my water
I’ll lay his ass down, on my son, on my daughter
I had the Draco with me, Dwayne Carter
Lotta niggas out here playin’ ain’t ballin’
I done put my whole arm in the rim, Vince Carter (Yeah)
And I know probably get a key for the quarter
Shawty barely seen in double C’s, I bought ’em
Got a bitch that’s looking like Aaliyah, she a model
I got the pink slip, all my whips is key-less
Compton, I’m about to get the key to the city
Patek like the sea, forgive me

[Chorus]
Pullin’ out the coupe at the lot
Told ’em fuck 12, fuck SWAT
Bustin’ all the bales out the box
I just hit a lick with the box
Had to put the stick in a box, mmh
Pour up the whole damn seal, I’ma get lazy
I got the mojo deals, we been trappin’ like the ’80s
She sucked a nigga soul, got the Cash App
Told ’em wipe a nigga nose, say slatt, slatt
I won’t never sell my soul, and I can back that
And I really wanna know where you at, at, hah

[Verse 2]
Hahaha, I been movin’ ’em out
If Steelo with me, then he got the blues in the pouch (Yeah)
Took her to the forest, put the wood in her mouth
Bitch don’t wear no shoes in my house
The private I’m flyin’ in, I never wan’ fly again
I’ll take my chances in traffic (Yeah)
She suckin’ on dick, no hands with it
I just made the Rollie plain like a landing strip
I’m a 2020 president candidate
I done put a hundred bands on Zimmerman, shit
I been movin’ real gangster, so that’s why she picked a Crip
Shawty call me Crisco ’cause I pop my shit
Got it out the mud, there’s nothin’ you can tell me, yeah
When I had the drugs, I was street wealthy, yeah

[Chorus]
Pullin’ out the coupe at the lot
Told ’em fuck 12, fuck SWAT
Bustin’ all the bales out the box
I just hit a lick with the box
Had to put the stick in a box, mmh
Pour up the whole damn seal, I’ma get lazy
I got the mojo deals, we been trappin’ like the ’80s
She sucked a nigga soul, got the Cash App
Told ’em wipe a nigga nose, say slatt, slatt
I won’t never sell my soul, and I can back that
And I really wanna know where you at, at

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,245: ‘The Box’ – Roddy Ricch

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    You either have to have “eep oop” or “yah” at the end of every sentence. Songs with both have twice the odds of being a hit. Such is the state of modern music.

  2. Peg says:

    I really hate this stuff

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