Compton’s Roddy Ricch came through with a No. 1 album for his Please Me Excuse Me For Being Antisocial effort, released Dec. 6. The Crip-turned-rapper’s debut surpassed the late Juice WRLD’s, Goodbye & Good Riddance and Death Race on the Billboard chart.
Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial debuted at No. 1 with the equivalent of 101,000 sales, however, most of that total comes from streaming. PEMFBA was streamed nearly 131 million times, while selling only 3,000 copies of the album, according the New York Times.
Also, XXXtentacion’s posthumous album, Bad Vibes Forever, came in a No. 5, with Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance landing at No. 6, and Death Race for Love topped out at No. 10.
In more Roddy Ricch news, the newcomer already has Grammy nominations for his contributions to the late Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks in the Middle,” and DJ Mustard’s “Ballin.”
Ricch spoke with the Las Angeles Times about working on “Racks in the Middle,” and “Ballin.'”
“I had made a song with Hit-Boy, and it was just us on it at first,” the Die Young rapper said. “But then Nips came by the studio and heard it and said he wanted it. I didn’t really even like it as it was, but he said, “The streets are going to feel that s—.” I was, like, “All right, I trust you.” He did his part on the song, and I pulled up before the third verse was done. A week later, he was wanting to do a video, which is unheard of with him. He usually takes his time with everything, but this time was a little expedited. I had to go on the Post Malone tour the day after I shot the video, and we was up all night shooting it.
“I don’t really know, but it’s a blessing, really, that the Grammys would even consider our writing abilities in the song to be among the greatest in the game,” he continued. “I just know that I’m supposed to be here, because if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be. I feel like my mom’s prayers worked.”
Stream Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial below.