As the one year anniversary of Roddy Ricch‘s Live Life Fast soon approaches, the fallout from the mixed reviews the LP received caused Roddy to reevaluate many aspects of his artistry — especially considering his long-awaited mixtape Feed Tha Streets 3 was next on the docket.
Knowing FTS3 needed to live up to the hype, considering it would be a follow-up to his 2019 breakout FTS2, Roddy ebbed and flowed throughout the early part of the year with snippet teasing and social media departures. But, once summer and fall rolled around, the Compton icon knew it was time for his work to start materializing.
After releasing his appropriately titled June EP The Big 3 and his fiery mid-September single “Ghetto Superstar” with G Herbo and Doe Boy, he officially revived Feed Tha Streets season on Friday (Nov. 18). With 15 new tracks, Feed Tha Streets 3 sees Roddy attempt to recapture the glory he possessed during the FTS2 and Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial era.
Five days after the tape’s release, the projected sales numbers came in for Roddy. On Wednesday (Nov. 23), HitsDailyDouble announced that Feed The Streets 3 sold 39,000 copies in its first week, landing at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and making it the highest debut hip-hop album of the week over Rod Wave and BROCKHAMPTON.
Ahead of the momentous occasion, Roddy provided his fans with three lead singles, a cover art reveal and an official track list.
Most recently before FTS3 dropped, Roddy put out the album’s final pre-released single “Twin” with Lil Durk on Nov. 14. With bars like “Call up Durkio, I need an evil twin in this b*tch” and “We not menace to society, killers got variety,” Roddy and Durk establish a fiery chemistry to add another banger to the LP. Following this up on Monday (Nov. 21), Roddy released the music video for “Twin,” making it the project’s third visual offering.
On Nov. 13, RR unveiled the loaded track list for the project, as it revealed a feature from Ty Dolla $ign, as well as ‘s. Although “Ghetto Superstar” was not included on FTS3, his two singles prior to “Twin” appear on the tape.
Oct. 22 saw Roddy share the artwork for FTS3 on Instagram, captioning the post with, “MY GIFT TO YOU.” This announcement came a day after Roddy released “Aston Martin Truck” on Oct. 21, FTS3‘s second promotional single.
Produced by Teddy Walton, it’s evident Roddy is back to having fun in the studio, enjoying making his art. Crooning about his affinity for his Aston Martin, swapping it for his Rolls Royce Cullinan that “can’t fit in the tight spot,” Roddy proves once again he is a melodic juggernaut.
Three weeks before “Aston Martin Truck” on Sept. 30, Roddy Ricch came out with the LP’s lead pre-released track “Stop Breathing.”
Only lasting one minute and 50 seconds, the groovy, soulful melody and trap drums complement Ricch’s bars about yachts, CCs and Louie V’s perfectly. With brief verses sandwiched between three renditions of this exquisite hook, Roddy does a great job depicting the lavishness of his day-to-day.
Mustard just sent the new Ferrari, I might just cop me one
They can’t be rich, they just tryna make a carbon copy of em
Countin’ up this new money every single day I’m home, I ain’t worried about what they be on
You do what you can, I live a lifestyle on the daily homes“Stop Breathing” — Roddy Ricch
The release of “Stop Breathing” saw an inspiring return to form for the 23-year-old. Produced by an explosive trio of Turbo, JetsonMade and Pooh You A Fool, all hitmakers in their own right, this track sees Roddy establish one of his most comfortable and confident flows in recent memory.
Now that the full-length return of RR is here, the buildup and execution of this project should influence doubters to swallow their pride, as well as bring loyal fans to unfathomable levels of excitement.
Check out ‘Feed Tha Streets 3’ by Roddy Ricch below!