Houston rapper Riff Raff is loading up for a follow-up to last year’s Neon Icon by announcing plans to put out a sophomore release.
Spotted by paparazzi recently, Riff announced his second album title.
“I’ve been working on that big album, Peach Panther,” Riff revealed. “Yeah, Peach Panther. Sophomore album. Drake might come through, [Lil] Wayne. Weezy. I already got [Justin] Bieber on the album.” (TMZ)
Last year, Raff talked about his music being more geared to EDM than hip-hop.
“I never claimed to be a gangster rapper or a hip-hop artist. I think that’s where people get confused and question my style, which they have never seen. The reality is that I’m the first and only EDM rapper to ever exist. I’m not a cross over artist, I wasn’t a pop artist at first or in a gang, and I was never in a group, I’m the first and only EDM rapper of all time. I wear neon swim trunks and muscle shirts and have neon magenta colored hair, and have over 1.3 million dollars in real diamonds and I stay away from the haters. How could anyone confuse me for a hip-hop artist?” (Billboard)
Riff also said his music career would rise as high as pop star Justin Bieber.
“I meet these young crazy motivated dudes on the Mad Decent Boat Party, and they seemed to have more of a worldwide approach to music, rather than a USA target market. I want to be the EDM Justin Bieber. I’m Jody Bieber and humans aren’t gonna understand that until I have 15 super hot neon models with the loudest and craziest EDM trap neon rap set on the planet, playing in Dubai or at the Taj Mahal. But I’m still growing and learning, and I will never plateau. I think everyone sees that, so I can’t wait to join the WWE and be in movies as well.” (Billboard)
While quick to shoot down the media’s image of him, Riff promised his previously delayed Neon Icon LP would live up to his own standards in winter 2014.
“I’m not, like, ‘comedy rapping,'” outlandish hip-hop artist Riff Raff tells Rolling Stone about his forthcoming record, Neon Icon. “I tried to keep on point as much as possible.” Nevertheless, he’s vouching wholeheartedly for the record, even though the track list is still coming together. “This album is my best work,” he says. “It’s got my best tracks. I got features from the real artists and stuff.” (Rolling Stone)