Anonymous asked: so i found a video of riff raff eating shrimp with dirt nasty and he had on proper clothes, his hair was neatly placed into a pony tail, and he sounded like...a white guy. like no shit. i watched that video and a video of him talking like riff raff and he sounds like a completely different person. is it all just an act?
here’s that video, for anyone that hasn’t seen it. Now, is it all an act? I’d say yes and no. Riff Raff has a gimmick, there’s no denying that; most rappers do. When most rappers (entertainers in general) are off camera, away from their jobs, they’re a completely different person. I think it was always pretty obvious that Riff Raff plays a caricature of himself. His personality and and mannerisms in this video aren’t really a far cry from the cartoon image in his music. Here, they’re just subdued, and less exaggerated.
also, I think what may catch people most off-guard here is the fact that Riff Raff isn’t as batshit crazy as his music would imply, and comes off as a pretty well-spoken individual. It shouldn’t be that surprising though, as Riff Raff’s actually one of the more clever lyricists I’ve heard as of late. I think his creativity is often looked at as an afterthought to his image, which is kinda sad in itself. It’s the image that has sold him though, so I can’t fault him for that.