“The Box” by Roddy Ricch
Roddy Ricch is a rapper from Compton, Los Angeles. And any reader familiar with such artists would already know the main topics discussed in “The Box”. Or succinctly put, Roddy depicts himself as a paid dude from the ‘hood. Thus in addition to having a considerable cashflow, he is also armed and ready to defend himself against those who want to unlawfully acquire his riches.
Moreover there is subject of bedroom fun – lots and lots of it. Indeed the word box is commonly used as a slang term in reference to a woman’s holy part. But in all honesty, what exactly Ricch means when he utilizes the term in the chorus of this song is not abundantly clear. Nor does it seem that he is referencing any sort of female anatomy. Rather the term is used in a more-ambiguous fashion. That is to say that Roddy uses it in different contexts which also seem the indicate that “box” respectively has different meanings.
So for instance when he says he “hit a lick with the box”, that would insinuate that the box is something he uses to make money. But when he states he “put the stick in a box”, the box then reads like it’s some sort of storage unit, possibly for a gun. So conclusively “the box” takes various meanings, though all once again point to the idea of Roddy indeed being rich as well as gangsta.
Writing and Production of “The Box”
Roddy Ricch wrote “The Box”, and his producers are 30 Roc and Dat Boi Squeeze.
This track was released, by Atlantic Records, as part of Roddy Ricch’s maiden studio album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”, on 6 December 2019.
Ricch reveals he is “a Crip” in “The Box”
Roddy Ricch identifies himself as “a Crip” – a powerful, nationwide street gang based in Los Angeles – during the second verse of this song.