Article by Bizarro Tha Bold
I recently found myself inspired and intrigued by indie rapper Riff Raff best known for his flashy and colorful style as well a short lived affiliation with Superstar Rapper Soldja Boy and his label SODMG. I long suspected that Riff Raff had his snow shoes on deck but got the confirmation when I watched him snort a line on a video blog of his. Although Riff Raff acts a fool in his songs and video’s he comes across as a well spoken and intelligent person who has an aura of authenticity and realness that cannot be denied when he is interviewed, or is speaking in one of his countless video viral’s. Speaking of his numerous videos(93 in two years he boasted)on the web Riff Raff’s work ethic is is only bested by fellow underground workhorse Lil B.”I’ll make a mixtape in four hours” he said to DJ VLAD on VLADTV.COM I’m assuming that he was motivated by the same substance famed author Stephen King was in the eighties. From 1979-1987, the horror novelist was addicted to cocaine, describing it as his “on switch” and cannot remember a couple of books he wrote during this period. King claims it saved him from alcoholism and an early grave.”Without coke I’d have gone on drinking until about the age of 55 and it would have been a couple of lines in the New York Times:”writer Stephen King dies of stroke”. Similarly Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the famous story Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde in six days and nights on a cocaine binge.”That an invalid in my husbands condition of health should have been able to perform the manual labor alone of putting 60,000 words on paper in six days seems almost incredible” said his astonished wife, Fanny. In his autobiography legendary Hall of Fame football player Lawrence Taylor admitted to using white girl as early as his rookie season on the gridiron, quoted as saying”coke was the only bright spot in my future”.Hmmmm. Sigmund Freud penned an essay UberCoca extolling its virtues.Charlie Sheen; no editorial needed. My main man Steven Tyler said “I snorted half of Peru”. The now-sober Aerosmith frontman said he threw away “realistically 5 or 6 (million) easy” to feed his habit during the 1970’s and 80’s. The one constant that I’m noticing is that coke seems to inspire genius level inspiration and creativity at a price, literally. Known as the “caviar of street drugs” cocaine is the status-heavy vise of celebrities, business high rollers, street hustlers, and catholic priest’s. Hmmmm. So I did the research, the highs of coke are a enhanced sense of energy and alertness, an extremely elevated mood, and a feeling of supremacy. The cons are irritability, paranoia, anxiety, and restlessness. Hmmmm, should I give it the ol college dropout try? Would I finally be able to finish my book? Could I make something of myself? Could I pimp bitches!? Ahhhhhhhh some of life’s many mysteries. What do you think? Share some of your experiences cleaning off mirrors.