Roddy Ricch continues to pay homage to some of hip-hop’s fallen artists.
Set at Friday night’s Something in the Water Festival, Roddy presented fans with a performance of the 2018 track “Die Young.” The song, featured in the Feed tha Streets II project, reminds listeners that it wasn’t promised tomorrow, so it captures the importance of living a full life for the Compton native.
“Tell me, why do legends always have to die quickly?” he sings in the choir.
While Ricch was performing the piece, photos of several late artists appeared on the stage screens. Notable artists included Juice WRLD and Nipsey Hussle, both of whom died in 2019, as well as Drakeo the Ruler and Lil Keed, who died in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
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Roddy Ricch Wanted to Commemorate the Legends
SITW started on Friday in D.C, Washington. The event, which concludes on Sunday, boasts performances by Lil Uzi Vert, Tyler, the Creator, 21 Savage, T.I., Chloe x Halle, Skepta and Pharrell, who founded the festival in 2019 this year.
Roddy’s Something in the Water set fell out less than a week after his arrest on gun charges. The 23-year-old actor was quickly released from custody the next day and performed on Hot 97’s Summer Jam last Sunday, where he led the crowd in chanting “fuck the NYPD.”
Roddy also took to Instagram on Friday to scoff at a quick push for an upcoming release. The rapper changed his profile picture to a sheet music track titled The Big 3 and replaced it with the trio of “Real Talk”, “Tootsies” and “No Mop”.
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The Big 3 will be available for pre-commit/pre-add before Friday’s release.
Roddy is now set to hit the road for Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Tour. The trek begins on September 11 in St. Paul, Minnesota and will stop in NYC, Houston, Vancouver, Los Angeles and more.