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Riff Raff (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Seven Years of Lunaface: The Illest Promoters in Town

    For the better part of the last decade, Lunaface Promotions has provided Houston music fans with top-notch showcases that range from classic hip-hop, rock en Español, legendary DJs, musica Latina, hardcore rap, local talent, and even jazz. Founder Hector Del Valle is constantly in search of the ne ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Take RiFF RaFF's NEON iCON Seriously? Hell Yes

    We used to consider RiFF RaFF a customized creation of every overzealous, hyperbolic Swishahouse freestyle that rolled off the assembly line. The jewelry, the braids, the persona that couldn't be stuffed inside of a box and needed to be constantly out there -- all of it was RiFF RaFF. Let's not be ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    45 Years On, Jazz Fest Remains an Irresistible Draw

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up its 45th anniversary celebration this weekend with an announcement that Shell Oil will remain the festival's presenting sponsor for at least five more years, when it will turn 50. The seven-day event was blessed with near-perfect weather and play ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Upcoming: Borgore, Crosby Stills & Nash, Failure, Iration, Lacuna Coil, Slim Thug, etc.

    12 Stones: Sun., May 25, 8 p.m., $12. 18th Street Pier, Bar & Grill, 101 18th St., San Leon, 281-339-2600. Arnej Presents Musical Evolution: Sat., May 10, 9 p.m., $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600. The A.R.T. Show: A Musical Experience: Fri., June 6, 9:30 p.m., $20. Warehouse L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Music's Got 99 Problems, and Jay Z Ain't One

    According to a recent report, Justin Bieber's mom -- who we'll just call Mama Bieber -- is planning to launch her music career. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. Two Biebers will be working the fame-whore stroll -- probably together, since rumor has it that they're recording a duet. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    10 Hot Houston Rap Tapes For 2014

    In a fun way, Houston's rap class has jumped into hyperdrive in terms of creating memorable content and records. At times it could be categorized in any of the following aspects: personable, eccentric, braggadocious, stoic. No Houston rap release in 2013 felt like an artist was mired in the same sor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    Eight Albums to Look Forward to In 2014

    I know we're still all digesting the musical releases of 2013, but it's officially a new year and time to start talking about 2014's offerings. With the early part of the year's release schedule set in stone, we know we have a lot to look forward to, and it won't stop there. With albums expected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    The Top 10 Misogynistic Songs of 2013

    Just in case you were wondering, it is probably a good idea to never, ever write a song with the lyrics, "And all she eat is dick/ She's on a strict diet/ That's my baby." Want to know why? Because it's gross and sexist, and not very good advice for women watching their figures, either. A Registered ... More >>

  • Music

    December 19, 2013

    Run the World

    Beyoncé's second Toyota Center show of 2013 last week was a TKO.

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    December 2, 2013

    Riff Raff at Warehouse Live, 12/1/2013

    Riff Raff Warehouse Live December 1, 2013 Just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, the modest crowd at Warehouse Live began to grow restless. An hour had passed since a rapper had graced the stage, and grumbles began to be exchanged. Luckily, Houston's own Edgar "DjChop-e" Miranda was able to placate fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Lupe Fiasco at Warehouse Live, 11/7/2013

    "Man it feels good, when it happens like that / Two days from going back to selling crack, yessir!" Lupe Fiasco Warehouse Live November 7, 2013 As we walked into Warehouse Live on a chilly November night, all I could see was a titanic beard onstage rapping into a mike. It took a few moments to rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Brrr! The 10 Skimpiest Costumes at Something Wicked

    What is it about EDM that compels folks to walk around in their unmentionables? Houston's second annual Halloween EDM festival, Something Wicked, took place over the weekend at Sam Houston Race Park, and boy did we ever get an eyeful. Both guys and gals chose to suffer through the somewhat chilly n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Julieta Venegas at House of Blues, 10/24/2013

    "Eres Para Mi...." Julieta Venegas House of Blues October 24, 2013 Its the way Julieta Venegas looked straight into my eyes in the "Eres Para Mi" video I first saw on MTV TR3S back in 2006. Or the effortless mode of expressing her feelings through her soft voice, so delicate, yet strong and confid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Billy Currington Christens a New Mega-Honky-Tonk, Stampede Houston

    "God is great, beer is good... And people are crazy!" Billy Currington Club Escapade 2001 October 23, 2013 There's something about country music that polarizes people: they either love it or hate it. But when you sit down and think about it, most of the hate is a result of the culture of the music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Tales of an Instagram Nothing: Surviving a fun. Concert With Teenage Girls

    If one were to ever ask me what was the joy of being a personal driver for others, it's dealing with people. Particularly teenagers. You see, teenagers are pretty much the greatest middle ground you have in pop culture. Either they like something or they don't, and their observations on life are abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Writing a Rap Coloring Book Is Not That Easy

    Earlier this week, Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, a book that I wrote and illustrated and that was curated by the superhero Bun B, went on sale. The day that it officially released, I sent an untold number of texts, letting people know that it was out. I watched it move online, refreshing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Café Tacvba at Arena Theatre, 9/8/2013

    Café Tacvba Arena Theatre September 8, 2013 My friend Chapy, percussionist for Los Skarnales and the Suffers, is a hardcore Café Tacvba fan. This past weekend was his 25th birthday, and he celebrated by attending both the Austin and Houston shows of the band's current U.S. tour. If anyone knows g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Upcoming: Alkaline Trio, Janelle Monae, Monster Magnet, Twin Forks, Polica, etc.

    Alex Cuba: Tue., September 17, 8 p.m., Free. Theater One, Houston Community College Central, 1300 Holman, Houston, 713-718-6570. Alkaline Trio: With New Found Glory. Thu., October 31, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. And So I Watch You From Afar: With This Town Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Up All Night to Get Lucky With Bun B, Fat Tony, Riff Raff, Nosaprise, Red Bull...

    Saturday night, the eyes of the world were on Houston. The North American Finals of Red Bull's BC One B-Boy competition was taking place at Warehouse Live. As hundreds packed in to the venue, tens of thousands watched the livestream online. Just south of the city, in a graffiti mecca known as The K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: J. Cole, Leon Russell, NKOTB, Mac Miller, etc.

    J. Cole Venue TBD, June 24 J. Cole knew his new album Born Sinner was going to be one of 2013's hottest rap albums no matter what, so he had no problems releasing in on the same day as Kanye West's Yeezus. He even said as much on its track "Forbidden Fruit": ""I'ma drop the album the same day as Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Five Artists Who Overshare On Twitter

    Social media has become quite the necessity among people worldwide. Websites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows people to express themselves in a public setting. Most celebrities take full advantage of the opportunity to not just promote milestones in their careers, but allowing their perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Kirko Bangz Hits Cover of XXL's "Freshman 10" Issue

    Congratulations to Houston rapper Kirko Bangz for making the cover of XXL magazine's annual "Freshman 10" issue this month, only a couple of years after he first drew national attention with the single "Drank In My Cup," and several months after "Drank" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart. ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Last Night: Riff Raff at Fitzgerald's

    Riff Raff, Fat Tony, D-Risha etc. Fitzgerald's March 21, 2013 Thursday night at Fitzgerald's was Riff Raff's homecoming show. Sort of. Sure, he's originally from Houston. The story goes that he got his start hawking his CDs at area malls. It's more accurate to say, though, that Riff Raff has no hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, RiFF RaFF, etc.

    Alicia Keys, Miguel Toyota Center, March 18 Alicia Keys just keeps rising. The Harlem-raised soul singer and pianist has reached the peak of her profession, exuding a retro vibe and flashing her classical training while becoming a fashion-forward style trendsetter. Along the way, Keys has gone mult ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    An Honest Conversation About Houston and Screw Music

    Every day without fail, I wonder about the current legacy of screw music. It creeps up on me like one of those terrible slasher flicks you used to sneak and watch as a teen, knowing the plot well before you even got halfway through the film: moments of what should be perceived as horror turned into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    10 Controversial Artists I Want to See on the New Arsenio

    Woof woof woof woof woof. Get used to that, 'cause Arsenio is back. Nearly two decades after The Arsenio Hall Show disappeared from TV's late-night landscape following a five-year run, the man himself is being recalled to duty by CBS's syndicated-programming wing. The new Arsenio debuts in the fall ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Upcoming: Riff Raff, Father John Misty, Wavves, Surfer Blood, the Killers, Etc.

    10 Years: With thelastplaceyoulook, Lost Element, A Midnight in Chicago., Sat., March 16, 8 p.m., $21/$25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Adrenaline Mob: With Nothing More., Fri., March 22, 8 p.m., $16/$20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allah-Las: Mon., April 1, 8 p.m., $8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Grading XXL's Past 5 "Freshman 10" Classes

    Apparently there are still rappers who want to make the XXL Freshman 10 class this year. Take Riff Raff, for example. He wants it so badly that he has been following everyone on Twitter who votes for him in the contest. The magazine began running its annual list of noteworthy, "undiscovered" rappe ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    RiFF RaFF and Hip-Hop's Greatest Method Rappers

    There's an idea floating around in the pools of rap consciousness that most guys within the genre are merely method actors on par with Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Rick Ross might have already secured a few Academy Awards with his confusing portrayal of a flamboyant mafioso kingpin who dwells in mat ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Saturday Night: Action Bronson at Numbers

    Action Bronson Numbers September 22, 2012 After working hundreds of concerts over the last three years, most of them being rap and hip-hop shows, I feel like if I've seen one rap show, I've seen them all. The rapper arrives late, takes the stage past midnight, gives respect to Pimp C and DJ Screw, ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Did Time On Broadway

    Broadway has been known to make both actors and singers into legends. However, due to what is known as stunt casting -- which is essentially gimmickry in order to gain ticket sales -- some musicians have headed to Broadway, if only for a short period of time. Here are some of the musical artists fro ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Fatal Flying Guilloteens Reunite At Summer Fest Saturday

    The scene that Houston's Fatal Flying Guilloteens came up in the early '00s was a sight different than the one in the here and now. Guys like Robert Ellis, the Buxton and Wild Moccasins boys and girls, and Fat Tony weren't roaming the city and now the Earth touring. There were fewer venues in town, ... More >>

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