Houston rapper Riff Raff brings his ‘unique’ persona to Las Vegas

He calls himself the rap version of Albert Einstein, King Tut and Jon Bon Jovi, unifying, at long last, quantum theory, butt rock, 18th dynasty Egyptian rulers and gold teeth.

Houston rapper Riff Raff (Horst Simco) is fond of blindingly bright neon threads and equally colorful rhymes that reference the slap boxing of penguins and the sporting of diamonds in one’s mouth.

Basically, he’s like the real-life version of James Franco’s “Alien” character in “Spring Breakers,” so much so, that he threatened to sue the creators of the film, alleging that they essentially co-opted his persona.

Work of fiction or not, Alien’s only half the character that Simco is.

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