Riff Raff falls firmly in the “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” camp of rappers. By almost any metric, he’s not a skilled lyricist and Genius transcriptions of songs like “Deion Sandals” look suitably ridiculous. All this makes the strange news that Jody Highroller is releasing a book of poetry.
Riff revealed the book, titled Neon Vibes, in an Instagram post. Before you think Riff is making a bid at getting heady on everyone, you should know that Citizen this ain’t. Neon Vibes will feature a holographic cover that shifts between images of a cartoon Riff sun and a cartoon Raff moon.
And Raff isn’t getting away from rapping. In the same post where he unveiled his poetic plans, he announced a mixtape called Trench Coat Towers that will drop this week. He also said that he’s putting the finishing touches on his full-length album Pink Panther. In his own words, the album is “BEiNG PURRRRRRTRFECTED” so that should give you an idea of what to expect from Vibes.