Heard Presents: Riff Raff at Paper Tiger
Doors @ 8p
Weird and wild enough to be associated with Soulja Boy, Andy Milonakis, O.G. Ron C., and Diplo's Mad Decent crew, Houston rapper Riff Raff first came on the scene in 2009 as a contestant on MTV's From G's To Gents.
Riff had the MTV logo tattooed on his neck, allowing him to use the network's name legally on his mixtapes, his posts to multiple video-sharing sites, and his free tracks uploaded to social media. That, along with mentioning his legit phone number in songs, he was contacted by like-minded rapper Dirt Nasty, along with Andy Milonakis, for some collaborative tracks, and by 2011 he was signed to Soulja Boy's label and production house, S.O.D. Money Gang Inc.
Fast forward to 2012: Riff Raff left S.O.D. Money Gang Inc. and signed with Diplo's Mad Decent label and issued his Birth of an Icon mixtape. In 2014, he release Neon Icon and in 2015 it was remixed by DJ O.G. Ron C. for the release Purple Icon: Chopped Not Slopped.
Fast forward again to 2016: Riff began his own label, Neon Nation Corporation, and released Peach Panther. The album featured the single «Carlos Slim,» the Gucci Mane and Danny Brown collaboration «I Drive By,» and plenty of beats from the Atlanta production crew 808 Mafia. Later that year, he and DJ Afterthought released the highly collaborative Balloween, which featured guest spots from Skepta, Quavo, DJ Paul, and many others.
Maintaining his prolific run, Riff Raff followed up in early 2017 with Aquaberry Aquarius.