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Riff Raff

I'm Goin' Country

And I'm Changing My Name

2/12/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Riff Raff has pulled a Kid Rock ... jumping ship in the rap game to pursue COUNTRY music -- and he's even changing his name to something a lot more down home.

Raff just recorded a song called "Take U Away" -- which he'll release shortly -- and he tells TMZ, it's recorded under the name Jody Highroller.

He'll continue to use Riff Raff as his rap name.

Raff's new song is a little pitchy, but it's catchy as hell ... and it was produced by Dame Grease, one of DMX's go-to producers. We're told Raff's country ambitions are also backed by Diplo ... one of the top producers on the planet.

Riff Raff -- who hails from Houston, TX -- insists it's not a joke, telling TMZ, "I love country music ... I'm good at it and it's a good fit."

So we gotta ask ...

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1.

Rigby    

Who the hell is he? Oh that's right.. Nobody

201 days ago
2.

james    

jody highrollers been there since the beginning mang

200 days ago
3.

Yurra Knutz    

*sing*

...trying to cure a seven-year ache
See what else your old heart can take
The boys say, "when is he gonna give us some room"
The girls say, "god I hope he comes back soon"...

200 days ago
4.

Lina    

Who is this f*cking nobody, and who is he blowing at TMZ to get all of the press you've given him?

200 days ago
5.

Steven Peacock    

Who the heck is that punk ass bit*h.. Never heard of him.. So hope he does better in country.

200 days ago
6.

Knight    

EPIC FAILURE there Jody. I'm struggling to keep a straight face after hearing that voice and those lyrics. Which is worse?

200 days ago
7.

namers    

I don't know what he's better at, you couldn't make me listen.

200 days ago
8.

Umanyways    

Sounds like a track Flo Rida said No to. And the wannabe southern accent just makes the song sound like a parody than a an actual song. Not even country. Nelly is more country than this.

200 days ago
9.

robert    

"Rap game Alonz Mourning, or maybe Martin Lawrence, Could've played for Charlotte Hornets, but they found weed in my warm ups"

200 days ago
10.

King Anton    

Country music? this idiot wasnt even gone platinium as a rapper yet. Hell he wasn't even released an album!!

200 days ago
11.

CoconutScrimp    

Riff Raff is better at: Going away. He should try it.

200 days ago
12.

The world is disgusting    

Lame.

200 days ago
13.

NOT ELMO    

WHO IS THIS AGAIN ?.....

200 days ago
14.

DDKITTY    

Never heard of him

200 days ago
15.

Zack    

Wow, that is terrible. Needs to go back to pullin up Lamborghini. Well, that was pretty bad too.

200 days ago
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