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Video: Riff Raff, “Time”

April 13, 2012


Improbably—and maybe in its improbability, just the way it was meant to be—Riff Raff has based his most endearing and heartfelt song to date on a sample from "Hey There Delilah." Sedate rather than off-the-walls, with his hairstyle changing insanely in every shot, Riff Raff appears here nearly comatose, propping himself up on a shelf of his refrigerator while someone arranges potato chips on his chest like a frat boy's prank. My dad is my best friend/ but it seems like I never call him unless I need some money, he drawls from the floor. When it's raining hard and my car breaks down/ I got no one to call one except AAA. Rapping sad, sometimes sustaining his voice in a gravelly sing-song, hip-hop's clown of the moment has gone convincingly Pierrot.

Video: Riff Raff, “Time”