Former MTV “From G’s To Gents” contestant, Riff Raff, has reported signed to, or is close to signing to Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint.
Earlier this week, the Philly-based DJ/producer hinted at the news, saying he had just put a down a deposit for a custom Mad Decent chain for the Houston-bred Internet rap sensation.
“Dropping deposit on @RiFFRaFF_SODMG 45k @maddecent chain today. Egyptian blacklight amethysts and nepalese mayonaise tinted topaz galore,” Diplo tweeted (@Diplo) on Tuesday (May 8).
Fuse.tv later reached out to Riff Raff for more details. He confirmed Diplo’s comments, saying that he’s not only getting a Mad Decent chain, but also a tattoo, because he’s on the verge of signing a five-year deal with the label.
Riff Raff and Diplo have been working closely over the last several weeks. The pair have reportedly been in the studio working on new music, alongside Dirt Nasty and Andy Milonakis.
“Five albums getting worked on. One with Diplo. We have about 10 tracks done but we are still adding on,” the flamboyantly-styled rapper said in March. Riff Raff also said the upcoming project will feature the likes of Skrillex, Usher, Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane, Mystikal and Rusko.
However, Diplo’s rep told Fuse.tv in March that “Diplo hasn’t produced anything with [Riff Raff] specific for an album… but he has done a lot of stuff with him at the Mad Decent studio.”
Further details about the deal were unknown at press time.
The deal is bizarre, because in June 2011, Riff Raff celebrated the fact that he had signed to Soulja Boy’s SODMG imprint, and even dropped a music video (see below) called “Soulja Boy Signed Me.”