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The Box - Roddy Ricch

The ExperienceI can back that... I achieved it all on my own.
The Vibe: Something to prove.
The Topic: Success.
The Value: Happiness.
The Tension: I can back that. (I am totally successful and totally secure.) VS. Insecurity: if you're so secure why do you feel the need to remind yourself and us over and over and over again?

Music video: Still waiting.

The Meaning of The Box: Roddy Ricch follows a well-beaten path to "greatness". Wave guns, shoot people, hate cops, do drugs, and have lots of sex - and in The Box "lots of sex" means a slew of genitally graphic metaphors. Those are all common images for power and success in rap and hip hop. Roddy Ricch is right - you don't have to sell your soul to get that. You can do that type of fame and success it on your own. But how deep can success and happiness run if the best metaphors you can find for it are so low and so worn out?

Ask yourself: Is there more?

Album: Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (2019)

LYRICS:


Pullin' out the coupe at the lot
Told 'em f-ck 12, f-ck SWAT
Bustin' all the bales out the box
I just hit a lick with the box
Had to put the stick in a box, mmh
Pour up the whole damn seal, I'ma get lazy
I got the mojo deals, we been trappin' like the '80s
She sucked a n-gga soul, got the Cash App
Told 'em wipe a n-gga nose, say slatt, slatt
I won't never sell my soul, and I can back that
And I really wanna know when you wet wet

I was out back where the stash at
Cruise the city in a bulletproof Cadillac (Skrrt)
'Cause I know these ni-gas after where the bag at (Yeah)
Gotta move smarter, gotta move harder
N-gga try to get me for my water
I'll lay his -ss down, on my son, on my daughter
I had the Draco with me, Dwayne Carter
Lotta ni-ggas out here playin' ain't ballin'
I done put my whole arm in the rim, Vince Carter (Yeah)
And I know probably get a key for the quarter
Shawty barely seen in double C's, I bought 'em
Got a b-tch that's looking like Aaliyah, she a model
I got the pink slip, all my whips is key-less
Compton, I'm about to get the key to the city
Patek like the sea, forget it

Pullin' out the coupe at the lot
Told 'em f-ck 12, f-ck SWAT
Bustin' all the bales out the box
I just hit a lick with the box
Had to put the stick in a box, mmh
Pour up the whole damn seal, I'ma get lazy
I got the mojo deals, we been trappin' like the '80s
She sucked a n-gga soul, got the Cash App
Told 'em wipe a n-gga nose, say slatt, slatt
I won't never sell my soul, and I can back that
And I really wanna know when you wet wet, hah

Hahaha, I been movin' 'em out
It's still up with me then, he got the blues in the pouch (Yeah)
Took her to the forest, put the wood in her mouth
B-tch don't wear no shoes in my house
The private I'm flyin' in, I never wan' fly again
I'll take my chances in traffic (Yeah)
She suckin' on d-ck, no hands with it
I just made the Rollie plain like a landing strip
I'm a 2020 president candidate
I done put a hundred bands on Zimmerman, sh-t
I been movin' real gangster, so that's why she picked a Crip
Shawty call me Crisco 'cause I pop my sh-t
Got it out the mud, there's nothin' you can tell me, yeah
When I had the drugs, I was street wealthy, yeah

Pullin' out the coupe at the lot
Told 'em f-ck 12, f-ck SWAT
Bustin' all the bales out the box
I just hit a lick with the box
Had to put the stick in a box, mmh
Pour up the whole damn seal, I'ma get lazy
I got the mojo deals, we been trappin' like the '80s
She sucked a n-gga soul, got the Cash App
Told 'em wipe a n-gga nose, say slatt, slatt
I won't never sell my soul, and I can back that
And I really wanna know when you wet wet

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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