Horst Christian Simco is an American rapper from Houston, Texas, who is better known by the stage name “Riff Raff.” He first became known in 2008, when, under the name “MTV Riff Raff,” he put out songs and videos that mixed performance art and slapstick comedy on MySpace and YouTube. Because of how popular his videos were, he got a spot on the MTV reality show “From G’s to Gents.”
Riff Raff: Net Worth 2022
Riff Raff is an American rapper with a $7 million net worth as of 2022. Around 2015, he first became well-known on YouTube, and now he is very popular on social media.
Riff Raff: Early Life Details
Riff Raff’s parents, Anita Isaacs and Ronald Simco gave birth to Horst Christian Simco on January 29, 1982, in Houston, Texas. His mother was a maid, and his father was a Vietnam War veteran who worked different jobs. Unfortunately, Ronald Simco got very bad PTSD because of his time in the war. Riff Raff was the middle child of four.
Riff Raff went to Langham Creek High School and played shooting guard on the basketball team there until his senior year when he dropped out. After his father was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, his parents split up, and the family moved to Duluth, Minnesota. He got his GED and then went to Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minnesota, where he played basketball for the school. But he quit school in 2003 and moved back to Houston. There, he got a job painting cars in the “candy-colored” style that was popular at the time, and he slowly started to become known as the rapper Riff Raff. He moved to Los Angeles so he could start a career as a rapper.
Riff Raff: Personal Life Details
Riff Raff has had short-term relationships with Katy Perry, Bella Thorne, Lil Debbie, and Red Lickerish, among others.
The riff lives in a Las Vegas mansion worth $2 million that he calls the “Codeine Castle.” In a video on WorldStarHipHop, Riff gave a tour of the house and showed off jewelry worth more than $500,000.
Riff Raff has a lot of tattoos, including logos, a picture of his dog, and a picture of Bart Simpson holding test tubes with the words “The Freestyle Scientist” on them.
In August 2013, police in Greensboro, North Carolina, caught Riff Raff with an open container of alcohol, marijuana, and other illegal drugs that they did not name. He and two other people who were in his car were taken to jail. Later that evening, he was let go without having to pay bail.
In May 2018, Riff Raff was accused of giving a woman drugs and sexually abusing her after a show in Melbourne in 2013. After that, all of the places on his tour of Australia and New Zealand canceled the rest of his shows. A second woman, who was 17 at the time, said he did something sexually wrong on his tour bus in Milwaukee.
Riff Raff: Career Details
When he moved to Los Angeles in 2005, he started rapping and taking part in underground rap battles right away. Eventually, he started making CDs of his raps using famous rappers’ beats.
Around 2008, social media was growing quickly, and the Riff took full advantage of it by putting his songs on sites like YouTube, MySpace, and WorldStarHipHop.
He also gave auditions for talent shows and reality shows, among other things, to get into the spotlight. He got a chance to be on MTV’s “From G’s to Gents,” so he flew to Atlanta to be on the second season of the show.
In 2011, he talked to Soulja Boy, who offered him a deal to sing under his label, “SODMG.” The riff kept making music videos, and two of his singles, “Jose Canseco” and “Marc Jacobs,” became big hits right away.
He joined Diplo’s label, “Mad Decent,” in the middle of 2012. Under that label, he released several mixtapes, such as “Summer of Surf” and “Birth of an Icon,” as well as “The Golden Alien,” an album he made on his own.
Riff has also been in a lot of movies and TV shows. He played a scientist in one episode of “Major Lazer,” where he was a guest star. In November 2017, he was on the real-life show “The Challenge.”
Favorite Quotes By Riff Raff
“This place is shit. It’s too small. My neighbors complain that I’m too loud, then they ask me for pictures in the hallway. I gotta move. When I’m in Los Angeles, I just stay inside and do drugs.”
“I’m not flying to the game in a helicopter-like Kobe. When I got pulled over in North Carolina, I was in an SUV. If I’d sold out Tarheels Arena and I had a fucking helicopter, man, nobody could get near me. I’d have federal agents pushing everybody back!”
“He didn’t like me; he didn’t like that I was dribbling all around. It’s like, I don’t need you to tell me what to do — you put me in the top spot, I’ll lock it in. I’d have a fade with a panther coming out, or stars and a moon, with some moon earrings.”
“I looked like something. Somebody’s trying to sell you a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Civic with mustard stains on his shirt, dipping a pretzel in some cheese? Nobody wants to hear what you say unless you look like somebody.”