Riff Raff (Rapper)

  • Movies

    August 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off this week with Trampled By Turtles performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. We're also featuring a great collection of new music videos from Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    The 23 most quotable lines from Riff Raff's new album Neon Icon

    Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Trampled by Turtles drop the bluegrass bit on new album, Wild Animals

    Trampled by Turtles just released the first single from their seventh studio album, Wild Animals, and it's a bit of a departure. Recorded earlier this year at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls with production by Low's Alan Sparhawk, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" pushes the band further into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Trampled By Turtles to host Festival Palomino at Canterbury Park

    Duluth bluegrass quintet Trampled By Turtles are set for their most ambitious musical venture yet. After releasing a live album commemorating last year's 10th anniversary shows, their next step was a music festival of their own. The inaugural Festival Palomino at Canterbury Park  is on Saturday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Lil Debbie at the Fine Line, 3/1/2014

    Lil DebbieFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, March 1, 2014 Urban Dictionary defines ratchet as "a diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason so believe she is every man's eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong." In LL Cool J's song "Ratchet," he uses to word as a name for a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    The Snoopify app: A disaster that's only getting worse

    By Jennifer SwannSince launching in May, Snoop Dogg's Snoopify app has transformed millions of otherwise boring Instagram photos into virtual g-thangs, with the help of digital "stickers": blunts, cash money and chicken n' waffles. According to a recent press release from its promoters, it boas ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2014

    Allan Kingdom's ambitious hip-hop vision

    The imaginative rapper takes the stage as part of First Avenue's Best New Bands showcase

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a brand new video from Allan Kingdom, an emerging MC that is making serious waves in the local scene. We've also got new clips from Black ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2013
  • Music

    April 9, 2013

    Off the deep end with Prof

    The Powderhorn rapper proves there's more to him than partying

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    The 2012 Pazz & Jop poll, including my ballot, is live!

    The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll officially signals the death knell for any more opinions on 2012 music. But before we spend too much time evaluating Justin Timberlake's return and the ascent of Willow Smith, here's a last, fond look at the year that just concluded.On the one hand, raw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

    At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2012