15 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If Riff Raff didn't exist, pop culture would have to invent him. Gleefully tipping hip-hop's sacred cows, he's as much a meme as a musician and equally talented at being both. On his official debut, Neon Icon, he pours salt on everyone's game (even his own), chopping up styles like an Iron Chef. "Introducing the Icon" sounds like Run-DMC, while "Kokayne" is built around an electric guitar riff and a punk beat. There's slinking trap throughout, but "Time" is a curiously fluid slow jam. Much of the record scans as an inside joke: What's an "Aquaberry Dolphin"? Or a "Versace Python"? Through it all, Riff dares you to take him seriously: "When I wake up, it's a mystery/Every time I open my mouth? History."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If Riff Raff didn't exist, pop culture would have to invent him. Gleefully tipping hip-hop's sacred cows, he's as much a meme as a musician and equally talented at being both. On his official debut, Neon Icon, he pours salt on everyone's game (even his own), chopping up styles like an Iron Chef. "Introducing the Icon" sounds like Run-DMC, while "Kokayne" is built around an electric guitar riff and a punk beat. There's slinking trap throughout, but "Time" is a curiously fluid slow jam. Much of the record scans as an inside joke: What's an "Aquaberry Dolphin"? Or a "Versace Python"? Through it all, Riff dares you to take him seriously: "When I wake up, it's a mystery/Every time I open my mouth? History."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
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1.1K Ratings
Jdogggo ,

He’s great at what he does

Some of these songs hit me harder than I expected, good solid album

BNABrian ,

I wish this on my worst enemy

It’s like slamming them in the balls with a sledgehammer for what seems like years, except it’s only about 3 minutes....which is the unfortunate part.
I have to live thru the rest of this pale existence in constant fear that I’ll ever have to hear this sh.. again.

StoneColdAmerican ,

Great album

Never listened to riff raff before but it was pretty good

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