Roddy Ricch recently brought cuts from his critically acclaimed debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, to the home edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, artists have been filming performances for the beloved NPR session series remotely, often from their own homes. Ricch, however, opted to perform to a crowd of zero at West Coast Customs, a popular auto garage in California.
Backed by the musical collective 1500 or Nothin’, Ricch kicked off his four-song set with “Perfect Time,” showing off his skills on the keyboard. The rapper then flawlessly segued into “Bacc Seat” with featured artist Ty Dolla $ign, who also played guitar. Ricch later performed the Mustard-produced “High Fashion” before closing it out on a high note with “War Baby.” His hit song “The Box” was left off the setlist.
Ricch released Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial at the end of 2019. The album earned the rapper two trophies at last month’s BET Awards, Best New Artist and Album of the Year.
Check out Ricch’s Tiny Desk performance below: