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  • n  a Berber living in northern Morocco
  • n  a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
  • v  look through a book or other written material
  • v  play riffs

  • The album opens with a yawping power riff that establishes a melody line, tells you who's in charge and hits the verse in a joyous explosion of fuzz.
  • Then it starts with a riff that sounds a lot like "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by the Scorpions.
  • Then Tour comes in with a guitar riff worthy of onetime boss John Lee Hooker, and Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown's ex-saxophonist, blows on through.
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  • Riff Raff's Word Of The Day: Sobriquet (SO-bri-ket)
    With a Skrillex collabo and studio debut said to feature hip-hop heavyweights such as Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller both in the works, as well as scene-stealing guests stints on "Ridiculousness" and "One Life to Live" now under his belt, Mad Decent music artist and former "From G's to Gents" contestant Riff Raff is [...]
    June 14, 2013 - MTV
  • Listen: Riff Raff, Zedd, Pharrell And All Acts In New Myspace Ad (FULL MIX)
    In case you haven’t heard, Myspace re-launched this week with a bevy of artists shaking their tails in a star-filled video . To celebrate the return to the space of “My”, we're listening to a mix of the artists featured in the new ad, who are all jumbled together like a “Where’s Waldo” of music acts. I see RiFF RAFF and there is Charli XCX and well, Pharrell is easy to miss – but you have to ...
    June 14, 2013 - Vibe Magazine
  • Riff Raff's Word Of The Day: Querulous (KWER-uh-luss)
    With a Skrillex collabo and studio debut said to feature hip-hop heavyweights such as Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller both in the works, as well as scene-stealing guests stints on "Ridiculousness" and "One Life to Live" now under his belt, Mad Decent music artist and former "From G's to Gents" contestant Riff Raff [...]
    June 13, 2013 - MTV

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