Houston-born rapper Riff Raff will perform at High Dive tonight as part of his Neon Black Tour.
Doors for the show open at 8 p.m. with various openers kicking things off at 8:25 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $21 at the door, with tickets available at Ticketfly.com, Hear Again Records, High Dive box office and High Tides.
Riff Raff has been a huge personality in the rap game since he gained popularity with audiences on MTV’s “G’s to Gents” in 2009. From rap to comedy to fashion, the passionate dog lover captivates audiences with his excitement and unpredictability.
In an email interview, Riff Raff revealed a bit about his inspiration, music, personal passions and powerful sense of self. Read below for more:
Q: Throughout your career, you’ve worked with artists across the board. Who has been the most inspirational collaborator for you?
Riff Raff: “Myself. I inspire myself to be great, and I try to make everyone around me great.”
Q: Tell me about your 2018 release album, “Cool Blue Jewels.” Where did your inspiration come from for the album?
Riff Raff: “That’s DJ Afterthought’s debut hip-hop album. I contributed about 70 percent of it and tried to help push him to his potential.”
Q: What kind of reactions have you been getting from the new release?
Riff Raff: “They all have been spectacular across the board.”
Q: What kind of energy are you bringing to Wednesday’s show?
Riff Raff: “All the energy of 1,000,000 mushing huskies along with G fuel and Four Loko for good measure.”
Q: I know that you pride yourself on style and presentation, when did you start to get inspired by fashion?
Riff Raff: “As long as I can remember I’ve been into fashion. I would start matching my own trends. I am a fashion icon.”
Q: Now I know you’re a big dog person, especially when it comes to your baby huskies. Where does your passion for animals come from?
Riff Raff: “I have always loved animals. They are so much better then (sic) humans, so pure and innocent.
Q: What do you think is the biggest misconception about who you are as a person, and as an artist?
Riff Raff: “I am much more then (sic) meets the eye. I could care less about how people perceive me.”
Q: You’ve said that you might like to venture into comedy one day, is that something you still see yourself doing in the future?
Riff Raff: “Of course, I have three TV shows coming out that are all comedy-based.”
Q: All in all, what’s coming up for you?
Riff Raff: “Success.”