Biography of Riff Raff: Wikipedia Facts, Songs, Real Name, Age, Net worth, Awards, Family, Relationship

Biography of Riff Raff

Real name: Horst Christian Simco

Birthday: January 29 1982

Age: 40

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Net worth: $7 million

Riff Raff was born in Houston, Texas, on January 29, 1982, to Anita Isaacs, a housekeeper, and Ronald Simco, a Vietnam War veteran with severe PTSD who worked as a police officer and Walmart manager, among other professions.

His mother was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to a family of German and Lithuanian Jews who included Holocaust survivors and victims. 

Riff Raff was the middle child in a family of four. Copperfield, a suburb 25 miles northwest of Houston, was where he and his family called home. 

He was a basketball fanatic as a kid, playing with other kids in his area regularly. The Simcos had relocated to Stone Creek, which was just a short distance away. 

He was a shooting guard for Langham Creek High School’s basketball team before dropping out in his senior year. He received his GED not long after that.

His father was afflicted with tonsil cancer after his parents divorced, and the family relocated to Duluth, Minnesota, to get him out of the heat. 

Riff Raff and his siblings were shuttled between Duluth and Houston, where their mother resided, for a while. 

He enrolled in Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minnesota, in 2001, where he majored in liberal arts and played basketball for a month.

He left in 2003, feeling out of place, and returned to Houston, where he worked as a car painter.

Riff Raff began rapping in 2005, creating homemade CDs of himself rhyming over the beats of other artists and handing them out at various malls throughout the Greater Houston Area, including Katy Mills Mall.

Texas rappers Devin the Dude and Paul Wall were early influences, he said. 

In late 2008, Riff Raff took advantage of social media sites such as Myspace, YouTube, and WorldStarHipHop, releasing songs, freestyle videos, and sketch clips that displayed his comedy and performance art skills. 

With the support of his first talent manager, DB da Boss, whose studio supplied recording and video services, he was able to achieve this.

The next couple of years would see him roll out bodies of work like Neon Icon (2014), Peach Panther (2016), Pink Python (2019), Cranberry Vampire (2019), & Vanilla Gorilla (2020).

Simco was a member of the rap group Three Loco alongside Andy Milonakis and Dirt Nasty, who reunited for “Bitches in My Driveway” on his Balloween 2016 Halloween mixtape. 

In the TBS Surprise! Instant Xmas Carol special, the trio debuted “Ho-Ho-Loco,” a Christmas parody song.

Mad Decent released his debut studio album, Neon Icon, in 2014.

Riff Raff announced a four-million-dollar artist venture agreement with Stampede Management and BMG in April 2016, establishing his label and production firm, “Neon Nation Corporation.” 

The collaboration fell apart as legal issues arose following the release of the 2012 film Spring Breakers.

Riff Raff announced on Instagram in February 2018 that he had signed to singer Blackbear’s label.

These years of wins did not come without negativities too. Riff Raff’s career is smeared in controversies and sexual allegations.