The Compton based rapper Roddy Rich managed to score his #1 Billboard 200 album with his debut release titled ‘Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.’ The album’s three singles “Big Stepper,” “Start With Me” and “Tip Toe” all garnered heavy publicity towards the album. Another song that has kept pushing the album sales so far is “The Box.” Let us review the lyrics and the meaning behind the song.
Much like Roddy’s previous trap adventures, “The Box” is also a trap beat with some interesting lyrics. The rapper bases the song around his lavish lifestyle and keeping himself out of the jail cell.
However, in real-life, Roddy Rich has had several run-ins with the law and once getting arrested for domestic violence. He was later released on bail of $50,000.
Listen to “The Box” by Roddy Rich
In the lyrics of the song, Roddy Rich expresses his distaste with the police, especially the SWAT. He also raps about people leeching off of one another for money, whereas he promises to never sell his soul to get rich fast.
In the first verse, Roddy name drops Drake and Lil Wayne to pronounce his loyalty to them. Roddy also mentions the iconic slam dunk by Vince Carter from the year 2000.
Roddy Rich also speaks about his riches in this verse. Luxurious Cadillac car, Chanel clothing, key-less luxurious vehicles, Patek Phillippe wristwatches, and he also envisions himself getting the ‘Key to the City’ for Compton. He also talks about his girlfriend being a model, and compares her to the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
In the second verse, he adds on a Rolex to his wristwatch collection. On top of his worldly luxuries, Roddy Rich speaks about his sexual adventures with his girlfriend. Living the life!
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Watch the music video released on February 28, 2020.
Check out the complete lyrics and further song meaning breakdown on Genius.