Say what you want about RiFF RAFF, the strange, eccentric Texas rapper and budding country star, but it seems that people have really taken a liking to him. Plus, his videos are pretty damn entertaining. After months and months of hearing the rapper talk about his proper debut album, NEON iCON (that's the artwork above), he's now finally revealed that it's out at the end of next month, and will feature a smorgasbord of formidable rappers and musicians, including the Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, and also, brace yourself, Slim Thug and Paul Wall. Obviously, we are most excited about the last collab, as it brings together the iconic Southern white rapper of the 2000's with, well I wouldn't say iconic, but, I guess, a Southern white rapper of the 2010's. Production will be handled by a cadre of distinguished artists as well, including DJ Mustard, Harry Fraud, and Diplo.
You can pre-order the album over at his website now. Doing so will get you two exclusive tracks ("2 GiRLS ONE PiPE" and "TROPiCAL VACATiON"). The rapper is also selling snow globes and blacklight posters on the site, because why not? To top off RiFF RAFF news, he also dropped the visuals from album cut "How To Be The Man," which finds him being an unorthodox role model for children while surrounded by girls in skimpy attire. That scary-looking blue-eyed baby and his dog make an appearance as well.
NEON iCON drops June 24th via Mad Decent.
RiFF RaFF, NEON iCON:
01 iNTRODUCING THE iCON
03 WETTER THAN TSUNAMi
04 JODY 3 MOONS (SKIT)
05 VERSACE PYTHON
06 LAVA GLACiERS (ft. Childish Gambino)
07 TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWWDiNZ
08 MAYBE YOU LOVE ME [ft. Mike Posner]
09 AQUABERRY DOLPHiN [ft. Mac Miller]
10 THE BLOOMiNGDALES AT WiNDSHiRE PALACE (SKIT)
12 HOW TO BE THE MAN
13 COOL iT DOWN [ft. Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman]
14 ViP PASS TO MY HEART
15 HOW TO BE THE MAN [ft. Slim Thug and Paul Wall] [Houston Remix]