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.
Childish Gambino was one of the many stand-out performers at this year's Summer Jam, warming up the crowds for the main stage with a stellar performance on the Festival stage, alongside the likes of Jhene Aiko (a past collaborator), Iggy Azalea and more.
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 inde
As many of you know, RiFF RAFF's long-awaited debut album, NEON iCON, is finally dropping on June 24th. Now we've got another new track from it. "Lava Glaciers" was produced by Harry Fraud and features Childish Gambino.
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.
Though the status of Riff Raff's debut album, Neon Icon, is still in limbo, the oft-cornrowed MC is still making music, dropping the video for "iNSTAGRAM" today. Featuring DJ Noodles on the beat, the song is dedicated to the fine females of Instagram.
After a nine-month hiatus, Multi-Trapinum independent recording artist DOLLABILLGATES returns with the Lord Lem EP, a 7-track project produced entirely by his frequent collaborator Nuthen Nyce. Can you dig it? Let us know what you think, folks.
Far East Movement continue to push their single "The Illest" featuring Riff Raff, which they first dropped off last year, but more recently enlisted ScHoolboy Q and B.o.B for a remix treatment (listen to that here).
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.
Riff Raff doesn't seem too happy at South By Southwest as Complex attempted to interview him. Sporting "aqua-berry" blue hair, Riff Raff was quick to point out that he wasn't on the Complex Showcase.
Adrian Lau's new mixtape comes complete with 12 Harry Fraud-produced tracks. It also boasts some notable features from the likes of Smoke DZA, Mistah F.A.B., RiFF RAFF, Meyhem Lauren, and fellow Fraud collaborator Eddie B.
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.
Riff Raff Announces Release Date For "Neon Icon" [Update: Album Pushed Back] Jan 28, 2014 at 09:53am
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.
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