Rapper and professional James Franco hater Riff Raff is a pretty special guy. So it makes sense, then, that Cranbrook graduate Tré Reising would want to make him a super unique piece of commemorative art. Reising, who majored in sculpture, created an entire tableau for the man. It includes handmade resin letters, a papier mache gun, and the MTV logo. It’s apparently all part of Reising’s ongoing project, titled “Traphouse Bauhaus” in which Reising memorializes rappers like Gucci Mane (with a giant Gucci Mane ice cream cone!) and Project Pat. Reising presented it to Mr. Raff at his NYC show last night, and based on this photo, we’re guessing it went pretty well. [Art Fag City]
Rapper/gold chain impressario Riff Raff is a magical unicorn. The inspiration for James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” character Alien, Riff has been determined to get back at Franco for copping his whole act. So he did the most logical thing and signed up for a stint on “One Life To Live” as art gallerist Jamie Franko. (This all makes sense because Franco did a guest stint as performance artist FRANCO on “General Hospital,” and the world is an ouroboros.)
In this largely (seemingly) improvised clip, Riff Raff as Franko threatens a club owner (there are crazy hot clubs on in Llanview now!), swears (Hulu, man), encourages a couple of girls to indulge in recreational lesbianism, and hits on a waitress. Yup, sounds about right. This guy definitely has a future! [Hulu]
No. There is nothing better than the idea of Riff Raff, the rapper/corn row aficionado who was clearly the inspiration for James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” character Alien, playing the part of Jamie Franko on upcoming episodes of “One Life To Live.” Mr. Raff, rightfully peeved that Franco pretty much stole his whole existence as inspiration for Alien, said in the past that “the storyline ain’t mine but no one on Earth can deny that James Franco’s image and appearance characteristics are Riff Raff all day.” He even mounted a Twitter campaign — #WhyJamesFrancoWhy — calling him out on the image theft. Keep reading »
You all know how I feel about James Franco (not good). And you can’t say I didn’t warn you with the headline of this post — rapper and “Spring Breakers” inspiration Riff Raff is trying to pull some art world shit, and it is not pretty. Clad in a track suit, stone-washed denim and some press-n-curls, Mr. Raff took a break from “making rap,” getting diamond gifts from Soldier Boy and appearing on “From Gs to Gents” to head down to Miami Art Basel and heckle art world snobs, like some poor man’s Hennessey Youngman. This is the sad, sad result. [YouTube]
If you are reading the Internet right now, which you are, you’ve probably heard a bit of hullabaloo surrounding a rap character named Riff Raff. Up until a couple of days ago, I thought Riff Raff was cartoon cat Heathcliff’s pesky nemesis. And I was right! But also wrong, because the Riff Raff people are freaking out about is actually a guy named Jody Christian. Annnnd you might have seen him before, if you are an incurable fan of reality TV.
That’s because Jody Christian was a contestant on “From Gs to Gents,” that weird MTV show where P. Diddy’s butler dude Farnsworth Bentley tried to turn the lives of some hardcore ne’erdowells around. Good luck with that. Keep reading »