Jody Highroller has officially broken into daytime television.
You heard right - eccentricÂ Mad Decent rapperÂ Riff Raff is set to appear on the Emmy award-winningÂ television soap operaÂ "One Life To Live," in the role ofÂ aÂ MiamiÂ art dealer namedÂ Jamie Franko. This will be the second new episode in a relaunching of the 49-year-oldÂ series, which has been on hiatus from network television since 2011.Â
Some of you may have heard thatÂ James Franco's drug-dealingÂ character in Harmony Korine's recent Spring Breakers film was inspired by Riff Raff (the Texan emceeÂ has made this claim himself). ButÂ Franco has stated that his manÂ influence was actuallyÂ obscure Floridian rapperÂ Dangeruss, and Korine says the character is an amalgamation.Â Whatever the case may be, Riff'sÂ roleÂ inÂ the soap opera isÂ clearly a response to Franco's character, and it should prove to beÂ hilarious despite the show's normally dramatic tone.Â
Filming took placeÂ in Stamford, Connecticut on Wednesday night. You can catch the episode on Hulu or iTunes onÂ May 7th atÂ 12PM EasternÂ Time.
The photos in the gallery above are from the shoot, and you can peep eight seconds of behind-the-scenes footageÂ below (Riff's a VineÂ enthusiast - click the mute icon in the top left corner of the videoÂ to hear sound).Â