Music Scene: RiFF RaFF and other shows for Feb. 10–16
A failed reality show contestant has found success as a rapper and will bring his show to Grand Junction at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St.
Jody Highroller (born Horst Smico) — aka “RiFF RaFF” — is the former MTV reality show contestant who appeared on the second season of Fonzworth Bentley’s “From G’s to Gents” in 2009, according to the show notes at mesatheater.com.
The show was described, in an MTV.com link, as a male make-over competition that recruited guys from a variety of backgrounds. Inner city guys, farm boys to suburban dwellers, all rough around the edges, were given the opportunity to transform into gentlemen as the series progressed. Contestants were eliminated by a vote.
Eliminated in the second episode, Highroller took his newfound fame up and turned to rap, marketing himself heavily online and on social media. He eventually was signed with Soulja Boy’s SODMG imprint label.
Guests Chris Lombardi, Dollar Bill Gates, DJ Afterthought, Owey and Peter Jackson will join RiFF RaFF at the show.
Tickets cost $25–$75. Call 773-1775 or go to mesatheater.com for tickets and information.