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Status Ain't Hood

The World’s Best Rap Music Comes From California

The G-funk era is over, but it might be just beginning again. Those days -- the classic early-'90s halcyon era of West Coast rap --…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | May 29, 2015 - 2:42 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

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…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

More Riff Raff stories

Riff Raff – “Back From The Dead” (Feat. Skepta) Video

Back in October, the great rap clown released the guest-heavy, Halloween-themed album Balloween, teaming up with grime king Skepta on the surprisingly hard lead single…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:49 am

Riff Raff – “Only In America” Video (Feat. James Franco)

James Franco famously played a Riff Raff-inspired character in Spring Breakers and, while Raff wasn't happy at the time, it seems things have come full…
James Rettig | November 18, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Stream Riff Raff & DJ Afterthought Balloween

Goofy absurdist Riff Raff might not be our spookiest rapper, but he's the only rapper who's given us an entire Halloween-themed album this year, at…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2016 - 12:58 pm

Riff Raff – “Back From The Dead” (Feat. Skepta)

The durable swag-rap clown Riff Raff has lately been working on a Halloween-themed concept album, naturally titled Balloween, and its first single, shows, against odds,…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:03 am

Riff Raff – “I Drive By” (Feat. Gucci Mane & Danny Brown)

Forgive me, I get my cornrowed buffoons mixed up sometimes. I initially thought Post Malone dropped another rap song after saying he was leaving hip-hop
Collin Robinson | June 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm

RiFF RaFF – “4 MiLLiON”

Riff Raff has signed a $4 million deal with Stampede Management and BMG to launch his own label, Neon Nation Corporation. The rapper is using…
Peter Helman | May 6, 2016 - 9:04 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Riff Raff & Danny Brown – “Wetter Than Tsunami” Video

When it appeared on Riff Raff's 2014 album Neon Icon, the song "Wetter Than Tsunami" did not feature a Danny Brown guest verse. Now, all…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 11:29 am

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

For the giddy banger "Doctor Pepper," Diplo assembled a truly absurd team of talents -- Korean pop superstar and 2NE1 leader CL, Atlanta rap wildman…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 9:24 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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