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Our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list is occasionally featured on the Earwolf podcast Who Charted?, and in last week’s “Two Charted” segment, the show’s co-host Kulap Vilaysack expressed some curiosity about the methodology behind our list. So, for Kulap — and for you too, if you’re similarly curious — here’s the deal: We… More »

On paper, Wale’s rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse’s power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

I’m sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don’t love it. It’s not on this list. There were plenty of better videos that came along in the past week, and five of them are below. More »

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Beach Goth 4 Lineup

The fourth installment of the Growlers’ annual Beach Goth festival will go down 10/24-25 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California, and its lineup is certainly worth observing. Besides the Growlers themselves, the impressive array of performers includes Grimes, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Die Antwoord, Warpaint, DIIV, Fidlar, Camera Obscura, Juicy J, Ghost,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Diplo x CL x Riff Raff x OG Maco – “Doctor Pepper”

K-pop has always lingered outside the periphery of mainstream American pop, a purely international affliction that never made its way over the Pacific outside of niche circles. PSY, its biggest crossover of the past decade, was a mostly a novelty gimmick, discarded after a few months for the next musical meme. The world of girl-grou… More »

By: James Rettig / May 22, 2015 - 11:50 am

Major Lazer – “2 Cups” (Feat. Riff Raff) Video

Major Lazer have a new album called Peace Is The Mission coming out, but to promote their new FXX cartoon, they’re also cranking out non-album tracks these days. Most recently, we saw their video for the Andy Samberg collab “Bass Drop.” And now they’re teaming up with the Mad Decent rap clown Riff Raff for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Watch Yet Another Riff Raff Fan Get Thrown Off The Stage

A few weeks ago a particularly avid Riff Raff fan was so eager to touch the neon icon that he made his way onstage and touched the rapper. This did not end well. Mere seconds after lightly patting Riff Raff’s arm, the superfan was squashed by an enormous security guard. Literally, he was tackled. The… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX’s new Animation Domination. The show has been public knowledge for a while, but Billboard has some big details. The animated show will be called Major Lazer, centers on a superhero named… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Choppin’ Blades” (Feat. RiFF RAFF & Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi) Video

Mike WiLL Made-It has shared a video for “Choppin’ Blades,” a track from his recent Ransom mixtape that features RiFF RAFF and Rae Srummurd’s Slim Jxmmi. Mike WiLL and RiFF RAFF star in the video as used car salesmen, while Slim Jxmmi takes on the role of mechanic. Waka Flocka Flame also makes a cameo… More »

By: James Rettig / March 10, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Stream Three Tracks From Riff Raff’s Chopped And Screwed Purple Icon

Lately, Riff Raff has been too busy getting diesel to crank out a whole lot of new music. But next month, he’ll release a new version of Neon Icon, the official debut that he finally released last year. No matter how bizarre his public persona gets, Riff Raff is still a Texas rapper, and it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 10:32 am

Watch A Mini-Doc About How Riff Raff Got Jacked

Riff Raff recently announced his intentions of training with Hulk Hogan to become a professional wrestler, but apparently his lifestyle change began before his pursuit of WWE. It’s pretty impossible to tell when Riff Raff is serious and when he’s playing into his absurdist character for laughs, but either way, the rapper is clearly seriou… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 28, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Riff Raff Will Take You To Prom For $28K

Absurdist rap entity Riff Raff famously squired Katy Perry to the VMAs last year, and today, we have to ask: How much did she pay him? Because Riff Raff is not going to date anyone for free. As SPIN points out, Riff announced a splendid new moneymaking scheme/publicity stunt on Instagram yesterday: He will take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015 - 4:13 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It — one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last — is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week and shared the finalized tracklist on his Instagram today. At twenty tracks, it contains a lot of big names: Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Future, Chief Keef,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

RiFF RAFF – “TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWDiNZ” Video

RiFF RAFF has shared a characteristically ridiculous video for “TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWDiNZ,” a track from his debut studio album NEON iCON. The video starts off with a British woman asking, “Tiptoeing in one’s Jordans? What on earth is all this riff raff about?” Enter RiFF RAFF in an ice palace, sitting o… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 10:15 am

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Syrup in My Soda” (Feat. RiFF RAFF & iLoveMakonnen)

After yesterday’s embarrassing Mike WiLL Made-It song featuring Future and Wiz Khalifa, the producer is back with a better one: “Syrup In My Soda” has RiFF RAFF and iLoveMakonnen (who he recently collaborated with on another track) doing their thing over a sticky beat that sounds like a pretty great song to put on before… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 10:31 pm

Beatking – “Rambunctious” (Feat. Danny Brown & Riff Raff)

The Houston rapper Beatking is a regional Texas cult hero who seems ready to get the internet going nuts, at least when people start hearing his monstrous new track “Rambunctious.” The track has a huge, squelching electronic SGT J beat and on-fire verses from noted internet-beloved goofballs Danny Brown and Riff Raff, both of whom… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Riff Raff – “Rookies Of The Future” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Weirdo white-rap hedonists Riff Raff and Action Bronson have teamed up a handful of times in the past, most notably on “Bird On A Wire,” the song that convinced more than a few that Riff Raff can rap like a motherfucker when he’s in the right frame of mind. The two have joined forces agai… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 11:20 am

Riff Raff To Sam Smith: “Your Face Is Super Huge”

This past Sunday, Riff Raff was Katy Perry’s date to the VMAs. They wore matching denim leisurewear, an apparent tribute to the outfits that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears had worn to the show during the peak teenpop era, and they looked terrifying. Both of them were seated in the front row, so the world… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014 - 12:23 pm
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