Against the wishes of my partner in crime Tino Bugg, I feel obliged to showcase one of the most interesting artists of this past year. Oddly enough, he hasn’t caught my eye due to his talent. Instead, I’m intrigued by rapper Riff Raff due to his relentless efforts to make it in the rap game. First seen nationally on the show “From G’s to Gents,” Riff Raff has done everything he can to take his five minutes of reality-TV- fame and turn it into a successful rap career.
My thought is that these new gimmicky rappers such as Riff Raff and Lil B want to see how many followers they can attract based solely on their bizarre antics and sub-par music quality. It’s an attempt to make it using shock and awe. I’ll let you guys decide what you think.
Here is one of his most recent tracks “Bird on a Wire” (first verse isn’t half bad) along with my all time personal favorite “Mark Jacobs.” Oh and did I mention he signed with Soulja Boy’s SODMG imprint. Apparently great minds think alike.
Beer recommendation: Bud Ice