• Riff Raff, duh

I’m still digesting Gawker’s recent profile of reality-TV castoff, Internet sensation, and hyper-eccentric rapper Riff Raff, which bears the subheadline “Making Sense of the Most Viral Human Being in Music.” Writer David Shapiro (founder of the brilliant blog Pitchfork Reviews Reviews) didn’t exactly crack the code, but his in-depth overview of all things Riff Raff is a great read and got me hooked on an artist I’d previously considered a human train wreck. Now I’m completely fascinated by the bizarre affectations of the Texas-reared MC.

I remain unconvinced of Riff Raff’s, um, musical genius, but a semblance of talent bubbles to the surface every so often. Like on today’s 12 O’Clock Track, “Neato,” by Three Loco, a new hip-hop group Riff Raff formed with Andy Milonakis and Simon “Dirt Nasty” Rex.