Monday, September 2, 2013
I WORK THE WOOD LIKE A LOG CABIN
I can't get enough Riff Raff.
I'm not ashamed to admit I've been going thru an end-of-summer binge. This Houston-based rapper (shout-out to my home town!) sings about everything from Michelle Obama (frozen femurs in the freezer Jeffrey Dahmer) to Salisbury steak sweaters. . . If Raff seems familiar, you may recognize him from the recent film Spring Breakers, where James Franco (naturally) plays a mis-fit rapper covered in daft tats and sporting a pate of Aryan cornrows.
That hair! That beard! Those out-of-sink dance moves! Be still my beating heart. Here are a just a few of my Riff Raff favorites:
Post-ironic faux-post-hipster meta-irony (Yes America! We're finally there)-- "Now They Mad":
Said Salisbury steak sweater:
My personal favorite, "Michelle Obama" featuring the incomparable Lil' Debbie:
Granted, the titles are usually always better than the actual songs, but it's kinda hard not to appreciate the effort: "Obtuse Angle", "Snow White and the Seven Grams", and "Tiger Woods", among others. I lifted the title for this post from "Now They Mad". . . I'll leave the interpretation to you.
Oh yes, don't forget Art Ballin'.