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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015

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 i… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 28, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015

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

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,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014


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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014

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

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 force… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014

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

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé's show-stopping finale, Charli XCX's killer run through "Boom Clap" on the pre-show, and Sam Smith's impressive take on "Stay With Me" (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014

VMAs 2014 Comment Party

'Tis the season! We've set up our inflatable moonmen in the front yard, decked the halls with anacondas, pulled the hammer-shaped cookies from the oven, and donned our most festive bulletproof vests. Now let's gather around our televisions and/or laptop screens for MTV's 31st annual Video Music Awards, live from the Forum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 24, 2014

The Week In Pop: On Not Hating Taylor Swift’s Much-Hated Anti-Hater Anthem

"Shake It Off" is hater-proof, which is a good thing because damn do people ever hate it. Not everyone, of course: The lead single from Taylor Swift's 1989 is projected to become her second #1 hit next week. That makes sense because "Shake It Off," while no masterpiece, is built to be an irrepressible… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn't run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we're giving you our picks for this week's five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week's picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014

Riff Raff – “Introducing The Icon” Video

"Introducing The Icon" is the first and maybe the best song on Riff Raff's newly-released official debut Neon Icon. It's an aggressive, absurdist bulldozer of nonsense braggadocio, and the part where Riff makes fun of Diplo just about makes my heart sing. The new video, from director Stuey Kubrick, is exactly the sort… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2014


Two years ago, a former reality TV star named RiFF RAFF dropped his mixtape Birth Of An Icon and it all seemed like a big prank. But the man has ingrained himself in pop culture to an incredible degree over these past two years without ever releasing an official studio album. Now NEON iCON's almost… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 19, 2014

Riff Raff – “Aquaberry Dolphin” (Feat. Mac Miller)

Riff Raff's long-in-the-works debut album Neon Icon is only a week and a half away from release, and we've already heard the early singles "How To Be The Man" and "Kokayne." But the new Mac Miller collab "Aquaberry Dolphin" is the first thing we've yet heard from the album that returns Riff to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2014

Riff Raff – “Kokayne” (Prod. Diplo)

By all accounts, Riff Raff really does plan to release Neon Icon, his forever-in-the-works official debut, next month. First single "How To Be The Man" united Riff with radio-rap man-of-the-moment DJ Mustard but somehow didn't turn him into the next Tyga. Maybe he'll have better luck with the new single "Kokayne," produced by Riff'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014

Riff Raff – “How To Be The Man” Video

Texas rap absurdist Riff Raff has been talking up Neon Icon, his for-real debut album, for what feels like years, and the album finally has a firm release date. It's out next month, and it'll have appearances from people like Amber Coffman, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall. To celebrate, Riff just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2014

Riff Raff – “Instagram” Video

Things have been relatively quiet on the Riff Raff front ever since the mercurial rapper dropped his DJ Mustard-produced single "How To Be The Man" and his Action Bronson collab "I Shoulda Won A Grammy" a couple of months ago. But Riff Raff's album Neon Icon is supposedly still forthcoming, and now he'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014
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