RiFF RAFF has this knack for going so deep in his subculture appropriation that even if he approached an idea with satire in mind initially, the resulting caricature would be be so purely RiFF RAFF you’d believe he’d been bout it bout it since birth. This is exactly what ‘Kokayne’ is looks like.
The song is what he’s deemed ‘neon rock’, but it’s essentially him and Diplo rinsing the grunge/glam rock aesthetic in a warehouse party that has big hair, mosh’ing, and tattooing. But it’s done in a way that somehow RiFF RAFF paring a leather cut-off with an American flag on the back, with straight pink hair, with a god damn Neff watch, while still tip-toe-wing in his Jawdinz. All without it coming across suss.
If you asked an eight year old boy to describe his dream robot he’d say something like: ‘it would have a flamethrower and laser-vision and swords for fingers and a big rocket on his back and machine guns would fold out of it’s head and it would only listen to me’. When you read RiFF RAFF’s lengthy dream Neon rock set-up that he posted to Instagram it’s pretty much the same:
2 ALBUMS DROPPiNG ON THE SAME DAY JUNE 1ST 2015
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Dude’s wish list is next level but the difference between him and the eight year old is that come June, RiFF RAFF will have fully transformed himself into a neon rock god so smoothly that it will make jacuzzi swim trunks with $4000 low-cut zipper-on-the-side boots the obvious #alphet of 2015.
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