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Roddy Ricch Speaks On “Fans” of Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap



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Roddy Ricch. Photo via Atlantic

Roddy Ricch has something to say about real “fans” of Nipsey Hussle. In a recent interview with DJ Akademiks’ Off the Record Podcast, Rich spoke about those who bandwagoned Nipsey’s Grammy-nominated album, Victory Lap.

“N***as don’t want to say it but I’ma say it, when the album came out, I didn’t really hear a lot of n***as really playing this sh*t until it was a trend to play his music,” he said.  “We was playing this sh*t, forwards and backwards, as soon as it came out, just like any other Nipsey Hussle album because we from the West and we support that sh*t and we know what he talking about, we understand what he talking about. N***as ain’t bump Victory Lap until it was a trend and I’ma stand firm on that. N***as wasn’t Nipsey Hussle riders until that shit was a trend to be.”  

Nipsey Hussle Is Roddy Ricch’s Inspiration

In the same interview, Rich notes that Nipsey was an inspiration for his latest album Live Life Fast.

He talked about doing this and doing that, but the soul purpose of Victory Lap was ‘N***a I’m taking a Victory Lap on winning. I’m taking a Victory Lap, I’ma show you how to take your Victory Lap.” He also mentioned wanting the album “to give [fans] something that was fun, playful, I ain’t taking this shit too serious.”

‘Live Life Fast’

Live Life Fast was released on December 17 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. It includes features from Future, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Gunna, Kodak Black, Fivio Foreign, and Migos’ Takeoff. Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, Alex Isley, and Bibi Bourelly are also on the album.

The album follows Ricch’s Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, which included the chart-topping hit “The Box.” In support of the album, the rapper will be hitting some festivals this year in North America and Europe. Festival performances include Governors Ball, Bonaroo, Rolling Loud in Portugal and Open-air in Switzerland.

Written by Roy Lott

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