Just when you think EDM couldn’t get kitschier, word of a collaboration that makes Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” look like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has surfaces.
Diplo had already cast away his last shred of street cred by teaming up with Justin Bieber on the aforementioned track, but he looks to be dealing an even deadlier blow to his rep by throwing none other than gimmick rapper Riff Raff into the mix on his joint effort.
The producer recently took to Twitter to hint at the collaboration:
— diplo (@diplo) August 22, 2015
Shortly thereafter, Riff Raff uploaded the following video to his Instagram account:
A video posted by RiFF RaFF JODY HiGHROLLER (@jodyhighroller) on
I’ve been pretty unabashed in my opinions of Riff Raff, and in the wake of Jack Ü’s first year as an outfit, it hardly comes as a surprise that Diplo would resort to such means to further line his pockets. Glomming big names together like this results in the musical equivalent of pairing caviar with crème brûlée, but at this point the hip-hop/trap music pioneer has his priorities as an artist painfully obvious.
Scarcely any other information has been revealed regarding Diplo, Justin Bieber and Riff Raff’s collaboration, but we will provide further details as they become available.