Who Roddy Ricch says is the G.O.A.T. of the current rap generation
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Who Roddy Ricch says is the G.O.A.T. of the current rap generation

Roddy Ricch is an American rapper who rose to fame in 2018 with his single ‘Die Young’. Although the artist is only 23 years old, he’s had quite a history of putting out incredible music among his peers and in general.

Speaking of his peers, it seems that while doing a guest appearance on Power 106.1, Roddy Ricch was asked to speak on who he believed to be the G.O.A.T. rappers of his generation, and he had an immediate response. “It’s a few. I’ll say me, YoungBoy and Kodak.”

This is an opinion take, of course, but apparently, not everyone sees it that way. In fact, NLE Choppa went on a bit of a social media jaunt after hearing the claims, because he wanted to be included on the list. He took to Twitter to say, “Best under 25, it’s crazy to not mention me when you realize I’m only 19. You don’t have to like my music but my numbers are undeniable. 16 Gold And Platinum Plaques, 6 Songs Over 100M, 6 Billion Streams Worldwide, Sold Out Tour In US, Also Currently Selling out EUROPE TOO.”

He continued, “You can’t compare me to no n-gga. I’m literally the youngest doing it and it ain’t one person at my age done what I’ve done so far. Everybody else got at least 3 years on me average. Then it’s me 3 years in the game and I’ve already did more than some n-ggas whole career.”

While all these claims are true, especially in the realm of the statistics, it’s also anybody’s guess as to someone’s personal opinion, especially when asked to give it on the spot. Roddy Ricch can stand by the opinion he gave regardless of anyone else’s input.

Additionally, taking to social media to make the case for yourself as the G.O.A.T. is also never really a good look, but it seems that some people just can’t help themselves. 

One could say that Roddy Ricch toes the same line, especially when it comes to naming himself as the G.O.A.T., but the young rapper does have the stats to back up his claim, as his first album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2019 and was eventually went on to be certified double platinum. Plus, who doesn’t love a little extra confidence?