Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Kyle Reeves
Watch RiFF RaFF – ROOKiE OF THE YEAR 2013
RiFF RaFF’s latest video ‘ROOKiE OF THE YEAR 2013’ has the kind of standard fare footage of ‘Rap Game Einstein’ layin’ tracks down in the studio, doing some live shows, giving interviews, that you’ve come to expect and love from RiFF RaFF, a peek into the life of a superstar if you will. Oh and I cant forget the Cameo’s by Diplo and LiL’ DEBBiE. God I love LiL’ DEBBiE…
The beat by Derek ‘DJA’ Allen has a frantic synth piano setting pace for lyrics like “circle circle make a square fool.” Be sure to follow through to the youtube link because RiFF RaFF himself breaks down lyrics in the comments. Here’s a snippet:
AT BATTiNG PRACTiCE iM WADE BOGGS WiTH THE PURPLE POGS
“AT BATTiNG PRACTiCE iM WADE BOGGS WiTH THE PURPLE POGS = again a reference to balling or taking a swing at it, im wade boggs is a former Boston red soxs baseball player .. when you pour Codeine into the bottom of a glass or a cup it sinks to the bottom and sits there and looks like a “Pog” which is an old toy that kids use to collect like coins but they were thick and if you pour a couple tablespoons of codeine syrup to the bottom of a cup then it looks like 5 pogs stacked on top of each other.”
RR is a polarizing character, beloved by many, hated my some, but I guarantee you can’t find anyone who’s simply “on the fence” with how they feel about the persona, or music created by RR. Please feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below. Is he a whack rapper? Or a genius supermind? To me, he’s the perfect representation of everything fun in hip hop, great beats and crazy lyrics that you either can’t make sense out of, or hit you on that deepest of deep level, all depending on the mood you’re in.
I take it back, he’s a walking-talking-brilliant-party-on-wheels.
Dont forget to check his twitter @jodyhighroller