Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., was born on October 22, 1998 in Compton, California, where he was also raised. He spent some time living in Atlanta, Georgia in his youth. Roddy Ricch started rapping and singing as young as 8, and he began making beats at the earliest at age 16. In November 2018, he released the mixtape, Feed Tha Streets II, which has peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200 Chart, led by Ricch's breakout song Die Young. In December 2019, he released his debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, debuting and peaking at number one and spawned the hit song The Box.
In July 2018, he released the London on da Track-produced single, "Die Young," in which he had written the night rapper, XXXTENTACION, died. The song—dedicated to X and deceased rappers Speaker Knockerz and Lil Snoop. Its music video would go on to accumulate 11 million views on YouTube and 8 million streams on Spotify.
In August 2018, he released the single "Ricch Forever," produced by DJ Bugsy. That month, Meek Mill released a preview of a collaborative track with Ricch.
In October 2018, Meek Mill brought Ricch out as his guest at a PowerHouse concert in Philadelphia. Mill also gifted him a "Dreamchasers" chain, prompting speculation that Ricch would be signed to Mill's Dreamchasers record label imprint.
On November 2, 2018, Roddy Ricch released his second mixtape, Feed Tha Streets II. The album, which features the singles "Die Young" and "Every Season," has thus far peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number 36 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Later in the month, Marshmello previewed a new track featuring Ricch.
In June 2019, he collaborated with American DJ and record producer Mustard on the track, "Ballin'", off Mustard's third studio album, Perfect Ten, which became Mustard's highest-charting song on the Hot 100 as a lead artist, peaking at number 12.
In December 2019, he released his debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, debuting and peaking at number one on the Billboard 200, and featured Roddy's highest charting and most successful song, The Box" which topped the Hot 100 at number one, as well as Start wit Me featuring Gunna