Recently, rapper Riff Raff spoke to Pitchfork about his new ventures and branching out. He also spoke on his new found friendship with director Harmony Korine:
RR: I’m working on the movie situation right now. Me and Harmony Korine are in conjunction doing multiple big activities. He’s going to be doing some of my videos. He’s back. He’s had movies in the past, like Kids and Gummo, that earned him such a big underground following. So for him to come and want to do large, ridiculous things on the big screen with me and Diplo just showed what a genius mind he has. He’s about to be a full-fledged force to be reckoned with.
Pitchfork: How did your relationship with Korine begin?
RR: Somebody wrote me, “Hey, somebody wants you to be in this movie [Spring Breakers]”– I get so many emails every day so I have someone who screens them and says, “Hey, you might want to look at this.” When I finally researched his stuff, I saw he directed Kids and Gummo, and was like, “Oh shit. Damn, is this for me?” Those movies are kind of old, but I knew they were great.
Now I’ve actually met him and seen what kind of person he is: really interesting, innovative. There are a lot of people who are successful and have a lot of money, but you can almost see their limitations because they have these walls around them. Harmony Korine exceeds those walls, and those are the types of people who go on to exceed people’s expectations.