The first time I laid eyes on the man known as Riff Raff, was on the TV show “From G’s to Gents”. On this show, Farnsworth Bentley , the beholder of all that is debonair, took a bunch of dumb motherfuckers who were raised wrong and attempted to better them as people. Riff Raff stuck out cause he was probably the most wiggardly person ever put on a reality TV show. He was cartoon like. His accent was so thick it seemed as if he may have been speaking Taiwanese. His hair was corn rowed like something out of an Allen Iverson wet dream. He was an all out, balls to the wall, dumb texas wigger. Paul Wall times a million.
So, I’m pretty sure he got voted off or whatever and I assumed he would vanish into the reality show black hole that has taken so many others like him. Well,I was wrong. First off, it turns out he was a rapper. While this is not at all surprising, it is what got him back into the publics eye. In particular, the discovery of him by Simon Rex AKA Dirt Nasty via The Alchemest.
So, yeah. that happened. I understand Rex’s curiosity towards the man. He’s a fascinating human. Much like The white Girl mob’s V-Nasty, he’s one of those people I can’t believe exist on this earth. Not cause people can’t be that stupid but because I feel like, in the real world, someone would checked him along the way…or put him in an insane asylum. Something. It makes me think that, damn, this dude not only had a childhood but he also probably went to some sort of school at some point. I find it hard to believe , at no point in his growth, that someone was like “uh, hey man, you know you’re kind of retarded , right?”.
Anyway, after Dirt Nasty gave him some internet shine, his buzz began to build. He started releasing his music and making all sorts of youtube videos for his music.
Now, personally, I see humor value in these types of things. The songs are as dumb as they can be and his freestyles have actually had a few genuinely funny moments. Still, I has assumed this was a joke we were all in on, except Riff Raff. Like on some “windy city heat” type shit. That’s when I saw this and was thrown for a curve:
Wait a minute. Was that just Riff Raff talking like a normal white bro? Yes. Yes, It was. This flipped my world around cause, all of sudden, I realized he’s on some Andy Kaufman of rap shit (minus the whole “genius” thing). This was a character. It actually made a lot more sense than him actually being like that but still, his dedication is more than admirable. The tattoos alone are pretty mind blowing. But, I suppose he is partially this character in real life. Like a more savvy, less brain dead version.
On top of all that, he befriended the White Girl Mob. To me, this makes his joke even better cause I feel like they’re not even fully in on it. They’re just happy to have someone around them (who is also white) that acts as dumb as they do and smokes tons of weed.
It turns out this guy is a joke. Not in a “black eyed peas” kinda way though. He’s not the punchline. It’s a joke he’s telling.
Knowing all this, I’m left somewhat confused. Lately, I’ve been hearing people give him genuine praise as a rapper. Now, he’s certainly funny, but he’s also terrible at rapping(Although, I will say his freestyles>>>>his recorded material). Those two qualities really go hand in hand with things like this. The thing is, i’m not 100% sure a lot of the people creating this buzz feel the same way. There’s part of me that think they legitimately like his music, as if it is good rap. In this age of internet trend hopping , it’s hard to tell when people are being honest or ironic. In terms of something like Riff Raff, I can’t call it.
So just to be clear…
Riff Raff is: Funny guy, not a real person who acts like that, dedicated to his character, slightly crazy.
Riff Raff is NOT: A good rapper, as dumb as you think he is.
Just wanted to clear that up cause some of you are trying way too hard to make something into something it isn’t. Embrace the stupidity , but don’t go overboard. If you do, just know that Riff raff is secretly laughing at you.