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Riff Raff "Deion Sandals"



If Riff Raff has ever walked the line between self-aware prankster and legitimately competent rap artist, it's on the barely two-minute banger "Deion Sandals." Yes, the record isn't laden with Riff Raff's signature humor, but there's still so much to be taken seriously here. The beat has a creepy, atmospheric bounce that gets used to its fullest potential. For two choruses and one long verse, Riff Raff slithers around the instrumental, accentuating its every nuance. He does this with language that affirms his larger-than-life personality, but more importantly, a precise flow that shows how his records can be more than one elaborate joke.

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