RiFF RAFF PEACH PANTHER TOUR
October 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm$20.00 – $25.00
with Zak Downtown, DJ Jay-C
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.
Doors at 8:30 pm.
Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller started rapping in 2005, making homemade CDs of his rapping over other artists’ beats, and passing them out at various malls in Houston. He credited his early influences being Texas veteran rappers Devin The Dude and Paul Wall. Riff Raff took advantage of social media on MySpace, YouTube and WorldStarHipHop.com in late 2008, releasing songs, freestyle-videos, and sketch clips. Riff Raff looked up to Northside Houston rappers from label Swishahouse, who were blowing up around that time, including Paul Wall, Chamillionare and Slim Thug. After appearing on the MTV Show from G’s to Gents the rapper had the MTV logo tattooed on his neck, thus allowing him to use the network’s name legally on his MTV Riff Raff mixtapes, his posts to video-sharing sites, and all his free tracks uploaded to social media. Thanks to Riff Raff mentioning his phone number in his songs, he was contacted by like-minded rapper Dirt Nasty, along with Andy Milonakis, for some collaborative tracks that landed beginning in 2010, and by 2011 he was signed to Soulja Boy’s label and production house, S.O.D. Money Gang Inc. Riff Raff signed with Diplo’s Mad Decent label in 2012 and issued his mixtape Birth of an Icon. The tape featured early hits like “Jose Canseco” and “Jody Highroller,” along with the Action Bronson team-up “Bird on a Wire.” He also teamed up with Milonakis and Nasty in 2012 for the project and album Three Loco, while 2013 saw him partner with DollaBillGates for the album Jumpin Out the Gym. Riff Raff was the inspiration behind the character Alien portrayed by James Franco in the Motion Picture Spring Breakers. Riff Raff’s Social Media presence is well documented with over 1 million followers on both Twitter and Instagram. In 2014, he went back to his solo career with the Mad Decent release Neon Icon. The album featured the singles “How to Be the Man” and “Tip Toe Wing in My Jawwdinz,” and in 2015, it was remixed by DJ O.G. Ron C. for the release Purple Icon: Chopped Not Slopped. Released by the MC’s own label, Neon Nation Corporation, Peach Panther followed in 2016. The album featured the single “Carlos Slim,” the Gucci Mane and Danny Brown collaboration “I Drive By,” and the upcoming single “Only In America” starring James Franco. Riff Raff is currently touring the Country on the Peach Panther tour and preparing to release a feature film based on the album Peach Panther.
Zak Downtown: By creating his own blend of classic New York style, pop, trap and even dance music, Zak Downtown is redefining what it means to be a hip-hop artist.
Born and raised in Downtown New York City, Zak embodies the 24/7 hustling culture of his surroundings. Drawing influence from fashion, sports, art and all genres of music, Zak Downtown represents the real life story of “How to Make it in America.” The focus on capturing hip-hop and creating a sound divergent from what’s been done or expected is emblematic of his work.
Downtown’s debut single “Kylie Kendall” amassed 5 million streams across soundcloud and spotify all independently. The follow up Summer 2016 single “So I Say” is following in suit. In his career, Zak Downtown has performed all over the United States at music venues, colleges and major night clubs; In fall 2015 Downtown was a part of the Chainsmokers Friendzone tour. Hes also shared the stage with numerous top acts such as Future, G-Eazy Lupe Fiasco, Sammy Adams, Dada Life, and Kid Ink
A full project along with eclectic visuals are due Fall 2016 along with Zak Downtown’s first nation wide tour. Part of owner of a menswear brand set to launch in 2017 Downtown is set to use music and sound as a vehicle for all types of creative ventures.