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my homie Adam and his cameraman Chris Longs caught up with Riff Raff last week for a new music video for a Cisco Adler-produced banger which should be dropping soon. This is the behind the scenes footage where Riff Raff explains some of the lyrics behind his classic “Freestyle Dentist”, and also does some bunny-hops. In case you were wondering, yes, Riff Raff is totally insane. Look for that video on No Jumper

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Riff Raff - “Time” (2009/2012)

"here we go again
in my life all alone again
I got no wife/I got no kids
no one to come home to, no one to cook for me
and when i’m sick, it’s a catastrophy
my days are slow, and my nights are cold
and to go asleep, i gotta keep this TV on
my ex still call me private
she ask me if I’m doin’ fine
but she has a daughter (how am I gonna be fine if the baby ain’t mine?)”
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Riff Raff SODMG & Soulja Boy - Versace Bentley (SODMG, 2012)

To combat the rumors of Riff Raff’s SODMG allegiance being a hoax, it appears that Soulja Boy has finally decided to start recording with his most valuable asset. Versace Bentley is the first in the line of many songs scheduled to come about as a the result of this new union, and a joint album, Freestyle Heavyweights, is in the works. Maybe Soulja can help Riff Raff focus? That’s all that Riff is really missing right now.

Versace Bentley is obviously freestyle, but both sound good. Hearing Soulja’s quirky adlibs run over Riff Raff’s rap is a bit awkward, but entertaining enough. The minimal beat allows for Riff to flex heavily. Soulja is hot like Pensacola. 

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Riff Raff SODMG & Kid Sister - Kris Krangle (Fool’s Gold, 2011)

Riff Raff and his good friend Kid Sister hooked up once again, this time for one of the best Christmas songs ever conceived on Kid Sister’s label. Gathered around a mall Santa, Riff waxes scriptures of Johnny Bravo and Herman Cain, with his baby Jesus swag turnt to the max. 

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Riff Raff SODMG - Golden Streets (Riff Raff Records, 2011)

Undoubtedly one of the standouts from Riff Raff’s uneven, unfinished Sour & Gunpowder, Golden Streets finds Riff at his most somber (and sober, I take it). The depressing vibes this song gives off were immediately evidenced the moment that beat kicks in, and the "life of a hustler, life of a player" chorus is said in such a downtrodden manner that Riff Raff has never expressed before. It’s really strange to hear Riff Raff’s inflection change so drastically, and that’s why this song just hits so damn hard.

Like Gucci’s Neva Had Shit, when an artist who is traditionally known for little more than being a goofball suddenly gets serious and kicks knowledge, it connects so much thoroughly than artists who spend the majority of their career making tracks in the same vein. Golden Streets shows that Riff Raff is capable of being a character with more dimensions, despite the fact that he chooses not to. Which makes it all the more interesting, because frankly, why doesn’t he?

Again, Riff Raff’s name is listed as “MTV Riff Raff” in the beginning of the video. Can Riff Raff just stop this SODMG charade and sign with Mad Decent? Diplo has his interests in mind far more than Soulja does.

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Riff Raff SODMG - Rice Out (?, 2011)

Riff Raff’s album with Diplo is still set for a Spring 2012 release date as of this writing, but that hasn’t stopped him from dropping two videos for the project in the past month. Diplo (and Mad Decent in general) can be really hit or miss when it comes to their hip-hop production, and even though Rice Out isn’t as infectious as Golden Child, it has a certain pop-gleam to it that’s been missing from Riff Raff’s other work. It’s pretty obvious Riff has a strong desire to cross over (because it means more money, and I can safely assume that’s what this is all about with Riff’s track record), and working with Diplo seems like it’ll be his best chance. Whether or not that translates to great records is another question entirely, but I fuck with this so far. 

Also, I have seen this listed as MTV Riff Raff in a few places. Can we please clear up this confusion?

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TKO Capone & Riff Raff SODMG - We Like 2 Party (Mixtape, 2011)

The Switch Gears Gang mixtape will be released later today, but for now here’s one of three new mixtapes from Capone and Riff Raff. Capone gets white boy wasted for the first time, and participates in the easiest game of Where’s Waldo seen to date.

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Anonymous asked: is riff raff really in sodmg? i dont really hear any promotion or collabs from anyone else in sod. so i wasnt sure if it was some crazy rumor he started himself just to cause controversy.

I’ve thought about this before. Soulja Boy has tweeted that Riff Raff is in SODMG many times before, but it’s pretty obvious that Riff Raff is only on the label, not a part of the clique itself. Riff Raff is doing his own thing, which is good and bad depending on how you look at it. Good, because he can keep doing songs with TKO Capone and avoid doing songs with Soulja Boy’s back-up dancers. Bad, because Riff Raff still needs guidance and more restraint. 

Elaborating on that, as much as I love Riff Raff’s music and see the potential for him to at least garner some acclaim outside of his current fanbase, he totally needs someone to mold his career and handle his business affairs, especially when it comes to the quality and distribution of his mixtapes. The fact that he is a hardly-known artist releasing un-mastered projects with instrumentals running two minutes past the songs’ end for TEN DOLLARS is ridiculous. Even if he was giving away his music on Datpiff, it’d still be frustrating, but we pay (or some of us did) hard-earned money for something that Riff Raff just barely throws together. Let’s keep in mind here that Sour & Gunpowdered was delayed for four months only to be released unfinished.  That is unfathomable. 

I really wish he’d use his SODMG connections to really help define his career, but aside from a chain and a name change his SODMG contract hasn’t amounted to anything. The fact that we have to wait until next Spring to even get another solo project from Riff Raff is just crazy after the debauchery that is Sour & Gunpowder (though, again, it’s good and had the potential to be great if it was finished. FINISHED. FINISHED GODDAMNIT. FINISH IT)

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Riff Raff SODMG - Sour & Gunpowder (Riff Raff Records, 2011)
Riff Raff’s oft-delayed Sour & Gunpowder has finally dropped on iTunes. You can buy it now for $9.99, or wait for alternative means. From the sounds of the samples I’ve heard, this is easily his most cohesive effort to date. Support and bring the rice out!
Note: this is a No DJ album. Riff Raff is just too cheap to get a new DJ Woogie-less cover. 

Riff Raff SODMG - Sour & Gunpowder (Riff Raff Records, 2011)

Riff Raff’s oft-delayed Sour & Gunpowder has finally dropped on iTunes. You can buy it now for $9.99, or wait for alternative means. From the sounds of the samples I’ve heard, this is easily his most cohesive effort to date. Support and bring the rice out!

Note: this is a No DJ album. Riff Raff is just too cheap to get a new DJ Woogie-less cover.