Talk:Riff Raff (rapper)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Biography / Musicians (Rated C-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Musicians (marked as Low-importance).
WikiProject Hip hop (Rated C-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Hip hop, a collaborative effort to build a useful resource for and improve the coverage of hip hop on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.


Riff Raff is a major player in the rap game, I have cited my sources, Complex, Fuse, MTV, LA Weekly, etc..., he is in reality signed to Mad Decent records, I am in no way affiliated with him but recognize that he is a notable rapper worth mentioning. Dalmenus (talk) 23:21, 18 July 2012 (UTC) Dalmenus

Edit request on 15 September 2012[edit]

Riff Raff has released his first official mixtape with Mad Decent Birth of An Icon Bobfrazer (talk) 04:45, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 07:14, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Section: Style | Possible New Sections[edit]

The existence of this section seems plausible and necessary to me, due to the artists unique appeal concerning his humoristic, colorful-creative , imaginary-associative approach to the rap genre. Notations about being considered as the "greatest rapper ever" CANNOT be part of such a section, due to the subjective nature of such a lable and because of being a matter of reception (a section called "reception" which is backed up by a number reliable sources seems logical). The Notation of the Versace Python-video is not a senseful part of the Style-section either. Furthermore the question, WHY this video (Versace Python) made such a fuzz, remains completely unexplained. Most of all, none of those newly added infos are backed up by any sources. I therefore gonna delete those info from the section, in hope that a better, more plausible organisation of such infos will be made. A section called Cocaine Use or Drug Use in Videos could be a possible addition to the page, since this has been the reason for videos like "Versace Python" to achieve such an echo within the online-community. — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Träger Finder (talkcontribs) 08:37, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Name and birth date IMPORTANT[edit]

As far as I can see there is no reliable source available concerning the civil name and birth date of Riff Raff. The artist has himself stated different and often diverse info about his biography in interviews. It would be an interesting job to search through all available interviews and articles on Riff Raff from the last four years to back this up properly, but I am pretty sure that there have been different, supposely true ages and civil names released. If the current civil name and birth date stated in the Wikipedia article is really only based on the article by Mike Winslow like it is stated in the references-section, we cannot take it as verified truth, simply due to the artists (Riff Raffs) nature and known habit of talking wildly and stupid a lot. When he opened up his current YouTube account in March 2012 it stated the age of 29, which is not fitting the birth date of January 1985. In another article I once read (had to search the web for it tho) from the year 2011 of the SODMG-signing-period said that he was 24... — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Träger Finder (talkcontribs) 12:46, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on April 3 2013[edit]

Riff Raff's real name is actually Horace Simco or Horst Simco, and should be updated on this page accordingly. Ceddybu (talk) 16:37, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Not done: As someone posted below in the comments, Riff Raff has himself stated different and often diverse info about his biography in interviews. That's why different sources state different names. However, the only major publication among them, which can be considered reliable, is LA Weekly, and it states his name is Jody Christian. 2Flows (talk) 13:02, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 2 May 2013[edit]

I think I found his linkedin profile, you might want to add it in the external links under his twitter account: Ungnome (talk) 17:53, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

See WP:EL. Wikipedia is not a linkfarm. STATic message me! 19:50, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

None of his listed singles have charted. Should the chart section be omitted? I find it confusing although wiki may have a guideline for keeping it for uniformity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tastiertthangravy (talkcontribs) 21:44, 5 August 2013‎ (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done We don't require that singles have charted in order to include them - we just require that they are verifiable. At other articles there may be a local editorial decision to omit non-charting singles, however. Criteria can vary from article to article, as long as those criteria have consensus. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:17, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 August 2013[edit]

In the early life section: Replace " Riff Raff would do odd jobs such as cutting hair and painting cars" with " Riff Raff would do random jobs such as cutting hair and painting cars" I think the word odd has a weird connotation with it. In the context of the sentence it implies that there's something weird and or odd about the jobs he did. Those are perfectly normal jobs that perfectly normal people do. (talk) 13:51, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Not done: Odd job has a specific meaning in this context. Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:09, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Birth Date[edit]

According to the Texas Birth Index, Horst Christian Simco was born 29 Jan 1982 in Harris County, Texas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:51, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 May 2014[edit]

The text "His second studio album Neon Icon is due for release during April 2014." at the end of the first paragraph should be changed to "His second studio album Neon Icon is set to be released on June 24th, 2014." This is already on the article for the Neon Icon album. (Source: ) Rappercake (talk) 12:46, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your contribution to Wikipedia! Mz7 (talk) 17:11, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2014[edit]

I would like the inference that Stone Creek has developed a gang problem to be removed. This is a hearsay statement that is not based on any documented fact. Crime logs are below average for the city of Houston. This inference about the neighborhood of stone creek is damaging to property values. Bays21 (talk) 21:13, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The article is referring to the city during this subject's childhood, not its current state. STATic message me! 05:47, 8 September 2014 (UTC)