When Riff Raff appeared on MTV's From G's to Gents in 2009, he donned the MTV logo on the right side of his neck and although the Houston-based artist was eliminated quickly, now he's leaps and bounds beyond reality TV show (and he's got a hell of a lot more tattoos).
Riff Raff's closely affiliated with Soulja Boy's SODMG, and he recently signed an eight-album deal with Diplo's Mad Decent label. It's almost pointless to bullet-point Riff Raff's life because, well, he he has everything tattooed on him. From the footprint on his birth certificate to advertisement for BET, WorldStarHipHop, and MTV, Raff doesn't give a fuck what he gets tattooed on himself—and often he doesn't remember getting inked either.
The rapper known as Kokayne Dawkinz, Jody Highroller and the Rice Emperor just released a new single with his group Three Loco, comprised of MTV star Andy Milonakis and former VJ Simon Rex (a.k.a. Dirt Nasty). After shooting a video with Kitty Pryde in Florida and stopping at the Bamboozle Festival in Jersey, Riff Raff came by the Complex offices to talk about his ink last week-or at least what he remembers of it.
Interview by Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)