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Alpha Riff


  1. 1.
    Nerd.core (feat. Beefy & 1up)
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    Superhero Swag (feat. Crystal Hart)
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    Pixel to Blood
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    Hope (feat. MC Ohm-I)
  5. 5.
    The Riddlemaster (From "Digital Champions: The Architect") - MZ, Geoff Cannon, Vincent E.L., Zilla Persona
At the intersection of Alternative Hip-Hop and Progressive Rock, where epic stories are told through music, pixel art, novels, trading cards, and more, lies Alpha Riff.
Cincinnati native and Father of the Digital Champions, a series that spans albums with songs that are as bombastic and grandiose as they are intimate and forlorn, Alpha Riff began in 2012 with the release of several Nerdcore Hip-Hop EPs and albums. He carved a niche as one of the prominent storytellers in the scene. Now, he delivers his fiery style with guitars, booming timpani, chaotic bass lines, and a spit-fire flow that forces your body to move with the rhythm.
Recently, Alpha Riff launched his Patreon at It was time to deliver his goods directly to The Horse Men, fans who have taken on the guise of the fictional agents in the Digital Champions storyline. It meant more music, more art, more stories, and a deeper look into the behind the scenes for each of the Digital Champions releases, including the inaugural LP, Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel, and it’s follow-up smash, Digital Champions: Mors Aeterna.
Alpha Riff is now working on the next arc of the Digital Champions saga, some of which can be heard in work in progress videos and tracks on Patreon, while also developing fresh non-Digital Champions material. He also continues to work tirelessly with other amazing artists and producers on their catalogs.
The story is still being written. Join Alpha Riff in the telling.


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