Category Archives: Critical Riff Raff Studies

On Chloe Howl – “Rumour”

1. “Rumour” is predicated on Chlöe Howl’s gaze returning back to us. I don’t mean this in a familiar register — this isn’t warmed over Laura Mulvey with a reflective moment stapled on. There might be fertile fields here to understand … Continue reading

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Sway Talks About Riff Raff

If you’re up on your Critical Riff Raff Studies, you know that there is a now-infamous interview where a Hot 97 producer took Riff to task about embodying hip hop stereotypes as a white man. I wrote a bit about … Continue reading

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Riff Raff Talks About His Tattoos

This interview is gold all the way through, but what is below is the first minute and a half or so of the interview. DJ Whoo: You really have a Worldstar Hiphop, um, tattoo on your shoulder? Riff Raff shows … Continue reading

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Riff Raff Talks About Jodi Highroller

This is another transcription from Riff’s interview with DJ Whoo Kid, this time around the 4:00 to 4:30 mark. NIMA YAMINI: What’s up with this character Jodi Highroller? RIFF RAFF: It’s not a character, that’s–that’s me. DJ WHOO KID: It’s … Continue reading

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Riff Raff Talks About Process with Sway and Heather B

SWAY: The next song is called “Lil Mama I’m Sorry.” What’s that about Riff Raff?  RIFF RAFF: All my songs, I just, you know what I’m saying, I’m not, I can’t classify myself as a general artist type person, I … Continue reading

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Trinidad James on Riff Raff

The below text is a transcription of an interview of Trinidad James by the excellent VladTV. Interviewer: Have you ever met Riff Raff? Trinidad James: Yeah! Riff Raff the truth. [. . .] TJ: Riff Raff’s been doing this way … Continue reading

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Suspicion Under Everything: Riff Raff Meets Boris Groys

A little information before we get to the proper bit of this post: Groys is doing phenomenology so everything emanates from the necessity of a subject/observer in the following. I’m still not sure where I sit with phenomenology on the … Continue reading

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Riff Raff’s Favorite Ethan Hawke Movie

On his favorite Ethan Hawke movie: “Reality Bites and Tremors.” Riff Raff has been reviewing movies lately.

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I Had A Post At W.A.R.N.

I just realized that I never said anything about this on the blog: I had a post go up about Riff Raff over at We Are Respectable Negroes a couple weeks back. I talk about the recent Hot 97 interview with … Continue reading

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Riff Raff on the Riff Raff Halloween Costume (or, What Does It Mean To Be Riff Raff?)

Riff Raff talks a bit about Spring Breakers in this interview. About midway through: [Riff Raff talks about a store he is going to open that does not sell middle of the mall shit and then] …but what we’re doing is also … Continue reading

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