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How rapper Roddy Ricch is dominating the Billboard charts by defying convention

On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Erin Ashley discuss how a previously unheralded 21-year-old from Compton, Calif., has taken the top spot on the Billboard Top 100 for four weeks in a row.
Roddy Ricch performs onstage during Made In America on Aug. 31, 2019 in Philadelphia. (Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, music journalist A. Harmony and Exclaim! editor Erin Ashley join guest host Laurie Brown to talk about Roddy Ricch, a previously unheralded 21-year-old from Compton, Calif., whose song The Box has taken the top spot on the Billboard Top 100 for four weeks in a row. Our panel discusses the incredible rise and success of the young rapper and what makes him so different.

— Produced by ​Matt Amha

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