- 1 Who is Riff Raff?
- 2 Riff Raff Net Worth and Assets
- 3 Early Life, Parents, and Education
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Three Loco
- 6 Rise to Prominence and “Neon Icon”
- 7 “Peach Panther” and Other Projects
- 8 Recent Years and “Alcoholic Alligator”
- 9 Acting Career
- 10 Personal Life
- 11 Appearance and Tattoos
- 12 Legal Issues
- 13 Social Media Presence
Who is Riff Raff?
Horst Christian Simco, better known by his stage names of Riff Raff and Jody Highroller, was born on the 29th January 1982, in Houston, Texas USA, so is currently aged 36. He is a rapper, probably best recognized from releasing such studio albums as “Neon Icon” (2014), “Peach Panther” (2016) and “Alcoholic Alligator” (2018). He is also known as an actor.
Would you like to know more about Riff Raff’s professional musical career and family life? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Riff Raff Net Worth and Assets
His career started in 2005, and he has been an active member of the music and entertainment industries, primarily known as a rapper, ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Riff Raff is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $6 million, accumulated through his successful career. His net worth also includes a Lamborghini. Undoubtedly, if he continues to expand his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in the forthcoming years.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Concerning his early life, Riff Raff spent his childhood in the Copperfield suburb of Houston, where he was raised alongside his three siblings by his father, Ronald Simco, a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder, then worked as a Walmart manager and police officer, and his mother, Anita Isaacs, who worked as a maid. From an early age, Riff Raff developed his love for basketball, so while he was attending Langham Creek High School, he was a shooting guard for his school’s team. Regarding his education, he dropped out in his senior year but later earned his GED qualification. In 2001 he decided to enroll into Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minnesota, where he continued to play basketball and majored in Liberal Arts; however, he didn’t complete his degree, dropped out two years later, and moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue his career in the music industry.
Speaking about his career, Riff Raff began rapping in 2005, and making homemade CDs. Three years later, he launched his official accounts on such social media sites as YouTube, MySpace and WorldStarHipHop, posting various videos of himself rapping, as well as comedy videos. Besides that, he sold his CDs at malls and colleges, alongside other artists including Freestyle Bully and Fat Tony. Subsequently, he made an appearance in the MTV’s reality series “From G’s To Gents” in 2009, leaving a huge impression on viewers though he was eliminated after only two episodes. During the same year, Riff Raff released his debut mixtape, entitled “Never Ending Saturday”, followed by other self-released mixtapes such as “Freestyle Scientist” (2010), “Sour & Gun Powder” (2011) and “Birth Of An Icon” (2012), among many others.
In no time, Riff Raff was spotted by rapper Simon Rex, better known as Dirt Nasty, and the two soon began to perform together. In 2011 they founded Three Loco, a rap group, including his friend, comedian Andy Milonakis. The group released its debut EP album “¡Three Loco!” in November of the following year, increasing further his net worth and popularity. However, the trio disbanded in 2014.
Rise to Prominence and “Neon Icon”
Parallel with performing with Three Loco, Riff Raff continued to pursue his career as a solo artist. He released his debut single “Tiger Woods” in 2011, after which he featured along with Action Bronson and Harry Fraud on the hit single “Bird On A Wire” in 2012, which was named the 27th best song of the year by Complex Music. During the same year he signed a contract with Diplo’s record label, Mad Decent, through which he released the mixtape “Birth Of An Icon”, which was listed as the Mixtape of the Week by Stereogum. After releasing the mixtape “Hologram Panda” with Dame Grease, Riff Raff announced that he had begun working on his debut solo studio album, entitled “Neon Icon”, which was eventually released in June of 2014, and immediately proved to be a huge success as it reached No. 4 on the US Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, No. 6 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 22 on the US Billboard 200 chart, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
“Peach Panther” and Other Projects
In 2015 Riff Raff released the EP “Trench Coat Towers”, and in the following year out came his second studio album entitled “Peach Panther”, on which he collaborated with such musicians as Danny Brown, Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, King Chip and many others. The album peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, No. 5 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 69 on the US Billboard 200 chart, increasing his net worth further, and during the same year released the mixtape “Balloween”, featuring such artists as Skepta, Quavo and Travis Barker.
Recent Years and “Alcoholic Alligator”
To speak further about his career, Riff Raff’s next mixtape, entitled “Aquaberry Aquarius”, was released in January of 2017, on which he collaborated with Wiz Khalifa and Bones, among many others, after which he released two collaborative albums – “The White West” (2017) and “Cool Blue Jewels” (2018) – both with DJ Afterthought. Most recently, he released his third studio album “Alcoholic Alligator”, but without any major success, as well as the mixtape “Tangerine Tiger”, both in 2018. So, his net worth is certainly still rising.
Apart from his career as a rapper, Riff Raff also gained popularity through his brief career as an actor. He made his debut appearance in the role of Jamie Franko in an episode of the ABC soap opera “One Life To Live” in 2013, after which he guest-starred as himself in his own series “Riff Raff Realm” between 2013 and 2014. In the following year, Riff Raff did a voice over in two episodes of the FXX adult animated series “Major Lazer”, and was then cast as Clarence Clementine/Israel in the TV film “Candy Ranch”, the same year. It’s been announced that he will appear in the film “The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane”, which will certainly increase his wealth.
To talk about his personal life, Riff Raff has dated various famous women, including rapper Lil Debbie, singer Katy Perry, and actress Jull Kassidy among others. Most recently, he was engaged to porn star Bella Elise Rose in 2018, but they broke up, so it is believed that he is single at the present time. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Appearance and Tattoos
Speaking about his appearance, Riff Raff is noted for a unique style, which is sometimes described as unpredictable, and eccentric with his Afro-American style braids, dental jewelry, and colorful clothes. He has light brown hair and green colored eyes. He also has an athletic body and is one of the taller rappers, as he stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m). Regarding his weight, it is reputed to be around 198.5lbs (90kgs). He is a huge fan of tattoos and has a lot on his body, including the logos of MTV, NBA, a tattoo of Bart Simpson, a gothic cross, etc.
Since his involvement in the music industry, Riff Raff has been involved in a number of problems with the law. He has been charged with various offences, such as drug and gun possession, and for possession of marijuana in his car in Greensboro, North Carolina in August of 2013, but he was released later that night. Moreover, he was accused of raping a woman in May of 2018, after which his tour of Australia was canceled.
Social Media Presence
In addition to his career, Riff Raff is also an active member on the social media scene, across many of the most popular sites, which he uses not only to promote his job but also to share various other contents with his fans. So, he runs his official Instagram account, having more than 1.5 million followers, as well as his official Twitter account, on which he has more than 777,000 fans. He also runs his official Facebook page. Besides that, he has launched his own website, on which you can find more information about his project and tours.