Roddy Ricch has responded to Hit-Boy after the producer questioned why the pair haven’t done more songs together since teaming up alongside Nipsey Hussle on the 2019 hit “Racks in the Middle.”
In a recent interview with DJ Clue on Power 105.1, Roddy said he was confused by Hit-Boy’s comments, which came during an appearance on Akademiks’ Off The Record podcast earlier this week.
“The music shit is weird,” the King’s Disease producer said regarding his work with Roddy Ricch. “The first beat I ever played n-ggas, the first song we ever did within 10 minutes of knowing each other, we won a Grammy. How the fuck have we not locked in on more music? I don’t get it. Maybe it’s not for me to get.”
Roddy disagreed with Hit-Boy’s assessment, and revealed he and the “N-ggas In Paris” producer have actually recorded numerous songs together since “Racks in the Middle.”
“We’ve got a lot of music,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of music together so I was kinda confused by it.”
He added that he’d prefer Hit-Boy discuss his frustrations in private with him and not in front of cameras.
“I don’t know, I don’t be on the media with n-ggas, you feel me?” Roddy said. “I’ve got a lot of music with him and if it come out it do, if not you know we’re blessed to have a Grammy together and I be thankful for shit like that.”
He added: “There’s probably a lot of producers that feel that way. As West Coast n-ggas, we should always handle certain things without the cameras on.”
In his interview with Akademiks, Hit-Boy explained that he played Roddy Ricch the “Racks in the Middle” beat for Roddy Ricch the same night he met him. According to Hit, the Feed Tha Streets rapper spit a whole verse that didn’t make the cut and even had plans to release it, but never did.
“At the end of the day, the first muthafucking beat I ever played for you in the history of life is ‘Racks in the Middle,’ my n-gga. Like, pull back up! What the fuck?” Hit-Boy said.
The last single to be released during Nipsey Hussle’s lifetime prior to his March 2019 murder, “Racks in the Middle” won Best Rap Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, beating out the likes of J. Cole’s “Middle Child,” Cardi B and Offset’s “Clout” and DaBaby’s “Suge.”
The track, which was also nominated for Best Rap Song, peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Despite their lack of collaborations, Hit-Boy and Roddy Ricch are both riding high off recent releases. Hit reunited with Nas earlier this month for King’s Disease 3, the third installment in their Grammy-winning series. The feature-less album debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with 29,000 first-week units, equalling one of his former foe JAY-Z’s chart records.
Roddy, meanwhile, dropped his long-awaited Feed Tha Streets 3 project last week, complete with guest appearances from Lil Durk and Ty Dolla $ign.