Rif News

 
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: Dec. 2- Dec. 9
    This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Y'all were feeling real introspective this week and it shows in tracks from Lil' Herb, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole.
  • Cover of Tip Toe Wing On My Haters: A Breakdown Of Riff Raff Fans & Critics
    Riff Raff first appeared on the rap scene in 2009 with The Texas Tornado and lines in the sand couldn't be drawn fast enough. 
  • Cover of RiFF RAFF Beefs With Sam Smith On Twitter
    After breaking out with his Disclosure collaboration, "Latch" (sampled by PARTYNEXTDOOR and Problem on their recent releases), British pop singer Sam Smith has exploded in popularity in the US, namely his solo ballad "Stay With Me." But not everybody in America is a Smith fan.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
    Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty. 
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
    There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: July 6
    Last week we saw r'n'b/pop take over the Billboard 200, and this week we finally see the return of rap to some of the top spots within the Billboard 200. Impressively, G-Eazy's third studio album comes in highest this week nabbing the #3 spot.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Ab-Soul, G-Eazy & Riff Raff Are Here
    Several independent rap releases made their way on to the Billboard charts this past week, with Ab-Soul, RiFF RaFF and G-Eazy all dropping new albums in recent times. The debut numbers for each artist have arrived today, and G-Eazy's These Things Happen LP managed to come out on top of the others. Surprised or nah?
  • Cover of Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
    Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster.
  • Cover of Stream RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON" In Its Entirety
    RiFF RAFF's debut album, NEON iCON has been in the works for some time, but the much-delayed project from JODY 3 MOONS is finally getting an official release next week, and RiFF has shared the album as a full stream on his Soundcloud today.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: May 31- June 6
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: June 5
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Talks About His Collaboration With Riff Raff On "Neon Icon"
    Childish Gambino blessed Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival stage this past weekend, and following his set he spoke to our host Ashlee Ray about his performance inside the Beats By Dre press tent, his collaboration with Riff Raff which lives on Neon Icon, being independent and more.
  • Cover of RiFF RAFF Reveals "NEON iCON" Tracklist
    RiFF RAFF's debut album has suffered its share of delays, but it appears that the album will finally see release this June. The official tracklist for the effort has now been revealed, which means we likely won't be seeing any more pushbacks.
  • Cover of RiFF RaFF Announces "Neon Icon" Tour Dates
    Following the announcement of a new release date for RiFF RaFF's debut album Neon Icon, we've also received a string of tour dates across the United States.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of RiFF RaFF Announces New Album Release Date For "Neon Icon"
    RiFF RaFF has seen a few stumbling blocks on the road to releasing his debut album on Fool's Gold, Neon Icon. The album which has received several delays over the course of its roll out, had finally locked down a date in January, however even that didn't stick.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 15-21)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 8-14)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of RiFF RaFF To Record Country Music Under The Name Jody Highroller
    Everyone is probably aware by now that Fool's Gold rapper Riff Raff has some eccentricities so to speak of. The rapper has "MTV", "BET" and other logos tattooed on his body and often wears his long hair braided, and that's just physical appearance.
  • Cover of Riff Raff Announces Release Date For "Neon Icon" [Update: Album Pushed Back]
    Riff Raff has been promoting his upcoming album Neon Icon for awhile now, he's talked a lot on the features and production and even revealed the cover art, but hadn't revealed a release date, until today.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec 5-11)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Nov. 28- Dec. 4)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: November 22-28
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Nov. 21-28)
  • Cover of Charles Barkley Puts Blake Griffin On Blast For Not Being Tough
    On Wednesday night Matt Barnes was ejected from the Clippers game against the Thunder when he shoved Serge Ibaka for tussling with Blake Griffin, and he later sent out a tweet saying, "I'm done standing up for these n****s!"  Barnes was subsequently fined $25,000 by the league for shoving Ibaka, and for using profanit
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