Roddy Ricch has been making music for years, but it wasn’t until last January that his career truly took off with the release of “The Box,” a rap song that topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks and became one of the greatest U.S. hits of 2020. Despite the global shutdowns, the pandemic era was prosperous for Ricch: he earned $20 million in a single year — more money “than I’ve ever made in my entire life, and while living at home” — and he won his first Grammy.
The 23-year-old native of Compton has prudently re-invested a portion of his millions in real estate, spending $5.6 million on a notably secluded Los Angeles property. The nearly one-acre compound is hidden in the mountains above Beverly Hills and at the end of a long, gated driveway shared with three other estates. It features parking for up to 10 vehicles, a large swimming pool, and terraced gardens with a sports court and grassy lawns.
Best of all, there is a detached guesthouse that could be easily converted into a “gym… or music studio,” according to the property listing. The main residence was constructed around 1960, but it has been renovated and expanded in recent years. Today, the nearly 3,500-square-foot building has a modern appearance, with fashionable white and grey hues throughout. According to the listing, there are two master bedrooms in the home, one upstairs and one downstairs, both with spa-like bathrooms and custom closets.
Ideal for entertaining, nearly all of the home’s public spaces feature accordion-style glass doors that lead to the property’s expansive patios. In addition to a brand-new kitchen with stone countertops, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel designer appliances, there is a media room with blackout shades and parquet floors throughout the entire building. The entire estate is surrounded by mature trees and tall hedges, and it borders the residence of the late Eddie Van Halen.
Ricch, born Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., was mentored early in his career by the late Nipsey Hussle. The former gang member attributes his decision to invest in his birthplace to Hussle; he has already begun purchasing commercial real estate in Compton. His debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,” topped the Billboard listings for four weeks.