“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.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Roddy Ricch's The Box at Lyrics.org.

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.

Lyrics of “The Box”

Writing and Production of “The Box”

Roddy Ricch wrote “The Box”, and his producers are 30 Roc and Dat Boi Squeeze.

Release Date

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.

Performance on the Charts

United States of America#1
New Zealand#1

Czech Republic#3
United Kingdom#2

45 Responses

  1. first lastname says:

    “hit a lick with the box” means he pimped her. “put the stick in a box” means he f’d her.

  2. rosmery says:

    ilove the box lyric

  3. Kevin says:

    what yall talkin bout?
    Whe he says gotta put the stick in the box it means hes loading his gun and lick means to kill someone

  4. jayla murray says:

    yall dumb in the music video he used his hand as a gun like damn yall need to keep up my nigga and we all know roddy ricch is acrip you should do your research on people first instead of their lyrics. roddy ricch never “reveald ” himslef as a crip if you use the internet you would know easily that hes a crip in the last name of his rapper name he says “ricch” when your crip you use double c’s which he said in his songs so when roddy really first popped out we all knew he’s a crip im only 14 and know im no gangbanger but if you were smart you wouldve known this already. For whoever made this article. 🙂

  5. jayla murray says:

    Get with the program people you had one job and you couldnt even do that.

  6. Charity says:

    Bussin all the bails out the box = getting his gang out of jail. The box is a term for “jail”

    I just hit a lik with the box = lik- short for liquor store. The box is a term for a gun as well. Basically saying he robbed a liquor store.

    Had to put the stick in the box = had to store the gun away OR had to load the gun, a box is a part of gun, it has to be loaded with a “stick” which is also a part of a gun

  7. Charity says:

    Wait he could mean “bale” as in coke. Busting it out the box …coke is wrapped up like a brick or “box”.

  8. Shane T. says:

    Damn, the white boy has to school yall [expletive]. Ok.
    Pullin out the coupe at the lot…(box Chevy)
    Told em [expletive] 12 f swat….(f 12 jurors &; f swat)
    Blastin all the bells out the box….( music very loud)
    I just hit a lick in the box…(committed robbery in car)
    Had to put the stick in the box…( stick is slang for ak-47) …….class dismissed

  9. OD says:

    Had to put the stick in the box = extended clip in the gun

  10. danny says:

    The part he comes out en hez lyk “i will never sell my soul .what does it mean

    • Marcella says:

      Selling his soul means he will never conform, like he will stay original. Once he sells his soul (to a ghost writer, producer, record label), all of his music has be be how they want it.

    • Kk says:

      It might mean that he is who he is and wont let someone else shape/play him dat my opinion

  11. vvcammy says:

    some of these answers cant b serious or yall slow af…the box is a gun!!!

  12. USK says:

    Hitting a lick = robbing
    Putting the stick in the box = stashing the weapon
    Stick = long gun as in A rifle caliber weapon
    “The box” in this song has many different meanings. Who taught y’all the code? cuz they need to be laced up for real.

  13. P says:

    I think the box is his street block

  14. Rema says:

    What does Put the wood in her mouth mean🤔

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ok so um, back in my day, people didn’t snitch on each other lmao. Are y’all really sitting here….. discussing his illegal activity… and can’t just enjoy the song? Maybe I’m old school, but that’s all I see. Sorry. lol.

    • kiki daire says:

      He put it in the song lmao. How the f did you get snitching out of this?

      The song has been heard by millions of people. I think everybody already knows what he was up to. Sorry to break it to you.

  16. Shaun Blanco says:

    Maaan a stick is a chopper or AK47, the bullets come in a box, some of em come in a drum

  17. The lik says:

    I’m confused with all these meanings lol

  18. Shaka snasher says:

    Am very much corncerned with slang words in this song

  19. Anonymous says:

    The box is a car you fools !

  20. F says:

    No, the box isn’t a car, its a box magazine

  21. Anonymous says:

    It’s song of the year. Yes I’m sure Will be singing this 2 months from now. Pointless trash

  22. failed cleveland says:

    Rappers must be so mad that 90% of their audience has no clue what they’re even saying in the lyrics.

  23. Damnit bobby says:

    Y’all really? Wtf. Some of y’all are the reason the put directions on shampoo, and warning labels on batteries not to eat them. It’s his car. Plain and simple. Says it very first line
    Pullin’ out the coupe at the lot – new whip off the car lot
    Told ’em f–k 12, fuck SWAT – 12 is for cops
    Bustin’ all the bells out the box – blaring his system
    I just hit a lick with the box – just robbed someone. Hittin a lick
    Had to put the stick in a box – put a stick shift in the car.

    And I saw someone on here asking about the wood in her mouth. Seriously? He tells you couple lines down. She sucking on dick. No hands with it.

  24. Kay says:

    Tell ‘em f-ck 12, f-ck swat – (F the police)
    Bussin’ all the bells out the box – (rippin all these got damn shotgun shells out the original cardboard packaging)
    I just hit a lick with box – (I just committed an armed robbery)
    I had to put the stick in the box – (now I’ve stashed the weapon used in the aforementioned armed robbery)

  25. Glocc shoota 42069 says:

    Bruh y’all ****** really stupid the box is a shoe box because he purchased new shoes in the music video
    Aswell as this the linen “f**k twelve “ means he didn’t like the shoe size he purchased and wanted a different pair. Putting the wood in her mouth means she was eating tree bark . How can y’all be so stupid ong y’all needa up yo intelligience

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