The hometown hero has made a call to the streets, saying, “I love my city but we can’t keep going out like this.”
There has been a call for rappers to address the ongoing gun violence that plagues not only our streets but Rap culture. There has been a rise in attacks on artists, and most recently, Hip Hop suffered a loss when PnB Rock was gunned down while at a restaurant in Los Angeles. The Philadelphia rapper was with his girlfriend when an assailant came into the eatery, robbed him, and shot him dead.
The callous murder has prompted a string of reactions from artists who are native to or live in the City of Angels. Several have issued warnings about being on the alert in L.A., but hometown hero Roddy Ricch is hoping that the city he loves will make a change.
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“L.A. ! Usually I try to mind my business and let the world rotate but we gotta do better,” he wrote on his Instagram Story.
“It’s too much senseless violence. Too much opportunity and motivation to take things other people work hard for,” Roddy added. “It’s too much life to live to take someone else’s away.” He added, “I love my city but we can’t keep going out like this. Before you know it, it’ll be nobody left to take from or kill.”
Some believe that messages like these aren’t going to change anything in the streets while others applauded Roddy for speaking up. Check it out below.
How tall is Roddy Ricch?
According to Hoodmwr, Roddy Ricch is actually a 5 feet 8-inch tall American rapper. And for those who don’t know, his real name is Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr. Accordingly, and his real height is approx. 1.7 m or 72.7 cm. When compared to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) median height of American guys, which is 5 feet 9 inches, Roddy Ricch is around 1 inch shorter. He is, nevertheless, not regarded as particularly short.
Taking his ethnic background (African-American) into account, and as per the worldatlas.com statistics, Roddy Ricch will generally stand a bit shorter than the median African-American guy with an average height of around 5 feet 9 inches, as well as a Non-Hispanic white man with a median height of approx. 5 feet 9.5 inches. Non-Hispanic white guys, as some of you might know, are the tallest guys in the United States.
Regardless, Roddy Ricch’s actual height will give him an added benefit over Asian American guys, generally standing at 5 feet 7 inches on the median, and Latino and Hispanic Americans, whose height is considered the shortest in average American man’s height, standing at 5 feet 6.5 inches.