It is a bit of an understatement to call RiFF RAFF a bit of an enigma. After watching hours of footage, and reading many interviews and hilarious twitter posts, and after finally interviewing him myself – I am no closer to understanding the man – the performance artists – the musician.
Gawker has called you “the most viral human being in history, that’s quite the statement. You seemed to appear online a few years ago and over a short while you exploded! Suddenly all of the coolest people I knew were talking about Riff Raff.
THERE iS ALOT OF PEOPLE iN THE WORLD SO iTS ONLY NATURAL THAT iT WOULD TAKE AWHiLE TO MEET THE RAP GAME HARLEM GLOBE TROTTER
What was this experience like for you? What was it like to use social media (YouTube, WorldStarHipHop) to your advantage in such a successful way?
I DROP THE BEST VIDEOS AND DROPPED CLOSE TO 100 videos in 2012 World Star n YouTube are like Peanut Butter & Versace Jelly Beans
You have quite the unique and stylin’ look. How did this develop? What / Who are your style inspirations?
I was hatched from a neon Versace egg and my mind expands into a galaxy of Frosty Thoughts.
How long does it take you to “get ready” – hair, facial hair, accessories.. etc?
3 Hours or more
You are jogging in a very cool Kelly Kapowski TShirt in the video for “Now They Mad”. Do you work out? Do you do anything to keep your physique right?
100 push ups & 100 Sit ups everyday
You have many tattoos, and many of those are corporate logos. MTV, BET, WorldStarHipHop, etc.. Do you get paid to advertise these companies on your body?
What is the last tattoo you got?
Jody Highroller with dice
James Franco is playing you in the upcoming movie “Spring Breakers”. What is that like for you? Did you give him tips to get the character right?
It’s Legendary, the best Movie of 2013 Rap Game Harmony Korine
Do you have any interest in acting in the future?
I will be in a lot of movies and tv shows in the near futures
Do you have a favourite Kardashian sister?
Who that is ? What they did for me ? I know Brody Jenner tho
What does “Rap Game Farrah Fawcett” mean?
It means I like tam girls who look like they wear neon leg WARMERS and do aerobics 7 days a week
I read that you signed an 8 album deal with Diplo. What is it like working with such a wildly successful person?
What do you listen to? Do you have any recommendations for new tracks for my readers to check out?
Madonna & parachute youth & red hot chili peppers
How did you ring in 2013? Do you have any New Years Resolutions?
Mango Lamborghini on ice
What’s next for Riff Raff?
Everything Neon. The Neon icon