If you ever see me working with headphones on I am likely bopping along to rap.
Roddy Rackzz raps with poise and urgency. Hailing from West Baltimore, the 24-year-old brings the grittiness of his city to his warm sing-raps, emphasizing sincerity and storytelling in solemn hits like “Never Enough.” Over the last few years, he’s made songs that detail life’s highs and lows. Tough memories of his rise from nothing are cut through with a feeling of aspiration.
By turning reflective, internal bars into open-hearted anthems, Roddy has quickly established himself as one of the most refreshingly emotional artists to emerge from his city. And despite being a newcomer to the rap game, he’s already shown he can hang with industry vets. Roddy plans to stay focused. He’s back in long studio sessions, this time with artists who are on a similar wavelength, like Pyrex. He’s ready for the next step and in a better state of mind, which means the new music is reaching toward the ideas he’s always been turning over in the back of his head. “By the vibes getting better and just being in a better space in my life, I’m gonna make better music,” he explains. “Every time I go in the studio, I make a better song than last time.”