There is no one quite like Riff Raff. Don’t believe me? Here’s an excerpt from a poem he wrote in this book, it goes:
LOVE YOUR FRIENDS, LOVE YOUR FAMILY
START A NEW YOU
A SOBER AND IN CONTROL YOU
Seems like a pretty normal poem, right? Wrong. Here is the next paragraph (not such an obvious transition):
SNORTS LINE OF COKE OFF A $45,000 COFFEE TABLE IN A EUROPEAN JACUZZI IN THE MIDDLE OF A HOTEL ROOM AS 4 HOT SWEDISH CHICKS SPEAK IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE ABOUT STEALING YOUR WALLET BUT YOU ALREADY HAD SEX WITH THEM …
Now I’m not necessarily the biggest fan of Riff Raff’s music, but I have to respect him as an individual and as an artist. He does whatever he believes in, and that couldn’t more obvious than with his latest book of poems “Neon Vibes”.
The book was just released by Youniverse Publishing (the latest brainchild from GMAD favorite Mod Sun) who claims “it will be the #1 independent book publishing company in the world by 2016”. While that is a bold statement, you can feel the quality and love as soon as you pick up the book.
With a changing holographic image on the front (that goes from Riff Raff as the moon to him as the sun) and another halographic image on the back, you can see the attention to detail without even opening the book.
Once you do open the book, you are flooded with tons of high quality full-page images that set the mood as you read along to Riff Raff’s poems. In the top right of every page is a phone battery icon, letting you know how much of the book you have left.
But the most shocking part is the words actually printed inside the book.
In his poem “BE CAREFUL”, Riff Raff seems to border-line on contradicting himself by telling people
DONT SMOKE CIGARETTES BECUZ THEY ARE POISON
and then just a couple lines later in the same poem,
DONT LET SOMEONE TELL YOU WHAT TO DO
But overall, the theme of these poems is one of positivity. Riff Raff encourages people to be sober, embrace their emotions, and enjoy life. He talks about breaking down in tears hugging a dog as a kid, and the hardships of going through a break-up, but always in a way that only the Neon King can convey.
If you are looking for something to get your friends this Christmas, look no further. Go buy it on sale now here!
IF SHE WANTED TO STAY SHE WILL BE BACK
YOU ARE BETTER OFF ALONE
YOU WERE BORN ALONE