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?
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. Yesterday, RiFF RAFF reacted to being cropped out of a VMA picture by Sam Smith by throwing shade at the allegedly huge-faced singer. View the original pic above, and the Twitter exchange below.
The Best Prison-Released Gucci Mane Tracks Of 2015
Gucci Mane has released nine projects this year. We don't have to check-- that's more than any other rapper. He also happens to be in prison. Last year, he released 14 projects from the pen, making a cool $1.3 million, and he's on pace to topple those numbers this year. He's feeding his fans, he's feeding the streets-- though who knows if he's actually the mastermind behind any of this. No matter when these tracks were actually recorded, they're still among the hottest out.
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.
RiFF RAFF Files Cease And Desist Letter Over Photos Of Him Allegedly Masturbating
This week a website called TheDirty posted some pretty incriminating photos of RiFF RAFF on their blog. The pics were allegedly taken by a hair stylist Jody had hired, who claims the rapper exposed himself and began to masturbate in front of her after she refused his advances.
RiFF RAFF Arrested For Drug Possession
It's well-documented that RiFF RAFF likes to party. Unfortunately, his fun was cut short Sunday evening when he was pulled over by police in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Riff Raff Announces Sophomore Album "Peach Panther"; Says Drake & Lil Wayne Might Be On It
It looks like Riff Raff is currently working on the follow up to last year’s Neon Icon album. While leaving the fancy restaurant Katsuya the other day, TMZ caught up with the Houston representer and asked him what he was doing in L.A., and his response? “Working on that big album. Peach Panther sophomore album.”
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.
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. Presented in all caps apart from the i's (as is RiFF signature style), the NEON iCON tracklist sports features from the likes of Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Posner and Amber Coffman.
RiFF RAFF Is Apparently Hulk Hogan's New Tag-Team Partner In The WWE
If you've been paying attention to RiFF RAFF's social media accounts, you may have noticed he's traded drugs and alcohol for regular workouts. The NEON iCON has been (literally) flexing every chance he can get, and it seems the motivation for his sudden goal to become a beefcake has been revealed. Wrestling OG Hulk Hogan has announced that RiFF RAFF is currently training to be his tag-team partner in the WWE. Through a series of videos, tweets, and Instagram posts, Hogan has also confirmed that RiFF will participate in the next Hulkmania event.
Riff Raff Reveals "Peach Panther" Cover Art
The other week Riff Raff unveiled the title to his sophomore album, keeping the color theme alive with the title Peach Panther. He had actually tweeted about this album, and another, Purple Panther, back in December, saying he'd drop both June 1st bu
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
On The Come-Up: RiFF RAFF
Note: Riff Raff is the rap game's biggest enigma. He may actually be one of the biggest enigmas in music, period. What you're about to read has been reported to the best of our ability. Bear with us.
RiFF RAFF Will Be Your Prom Date For $28,000
RiFF RAFF is significantly broadening his horizons in 2015. While the world once knew him simply as a rapper, JODY now has plans to join the WWE as Hulk Hogan's tag team partner... but that's not all. As of today, RiFF will also be hosting a prom date service.
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.
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. Obviously his grind is starting to pay off, as the independent artist sold 46,000 units opening week, basically matching the numbers Fif's Animal Ambition did (he did 47k, to be precise). Following behind G-Eazy is TDE's lyrical MC Ab-Soul.
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. The album is as disparate as the lines in a RiFF verse, with JODY taking on cartoony trap, surf rock, dreamy EDM, and many other sounds over the span of 15 tracks.
Most Ridiculous 2013 VMA Outfit? 2 Chainz Vs. Riff Raff
We saw some wacky outfits last night at the VMAs, but none (well, maybe Miley Cyrus') top Riff Raff and 2 Chainz choices. Between snakeskin pants, pink shoes, and all over patterns head to toe, its hard to pick a winner for who wore it worst.Click through to see both outfits, and decide using our "cop or not" rating.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 28 - April 3)
This week, we saw big releases from Wale and Ludacris, the (anticlimactic) announcement of Jay Z's new TIDAL streaming service, and some sick new tapes from T-Pain, iLoveMakonnen and Wiz Khalifa/Ty Dolla $ign. At the end of 2015's first quarter, we've gotten a ton of quality music, and it's looking like the rest of the year will keep the energy and excitement up.
RiFF RaFF Announces Poetry Book "NEON ViBES"
RiFF RaFF has a "MiNI ALBUM" called Trench Coat Towers next week while he perfects his sophomore album Peach Panther. But that's not all. Yesterday, the eccentric Houston rapper announced that he is releasing a book of poems entitled "NEON ViBES." In case you were wondering, yes, it comes with a hologram cover.