RiFF RaFF: Good or Bad for Hip Hop?
written by Ardrita jane
The term “riffraff” is defined as people regarded as disreputable or worthless; rubbish; trash. So why would a white rapper from Texas choose RiFF RaFF as his stage name? People are still asking themselves this three years after the performer made his debut on the MTV show “From G’s to Gents” where he was eliminated shortly after.
He is often recognized as being the guy with the MTV logo tattooed on his neck. His music has been described as “from the future where everyone is on cocaine always,” and his personal style appears as if he “rolled around in Miami’s vomit, but in a totally awesome way” according to an interview the rapper did with Vice. He has done collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Waka Flaka in the past.
This unique performer (and I use that term loosely) is signed to Soulja Boy’s record label, and has a pretty bumpin’ Twitter account. JODY HiGHROLLER, as he’s better known as in the tweeting world, has over 86,000 followers.
Earlier this year, actor James Franco portrayed the rapper in the film “Spring Breakers.” RiFF RaFF was supposed to appear in the movie as well, but was out of the country at the time of filming.
Besides the possibility of a potential film career, RiFF RaFF is currently promoting his music on tour traveling around the U.S. and Canada. All of his albums are available for purchase on iTunes.
As of right now the hip hop world is still left undecided on how exactly they feel about the rapper’s unique swag and distinct sound. Do you think he has what it takes to make it?