WIKI – NO MOUNTAINS IN MANHATTAN

“I just wanna grow and shit,” Wiki told DJBooth of his split from Ratking. “I’m happy for Ratking because that was a good basis and a way to lay the groundwork and build a little community behind it, but I was ready to do my own shit.” His “own shit” began with ‘Lil Me‘, and…

SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 3

Ratking producer Eric Adele, AKA Sporting Life follows up Vol. 1 and Vol.2 of his instrumental series ‘Slam Dunk’, this time including a typically beguiling Babyfather mix by Dean Blunt and co, as well as features from Devonte Hynes [AKA Blood Orange] and Ratking MC Wiki.  The series is inspired by SL’s love of basketball; or more…

SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 1

When Sporting Life came across Manage Cartoon ‘Slam Dunk’, it was a match made in heaven: “It’s my version of some Wu Tang shit. They had kung fu, if I could have manga that would be totally ill. It’s breaking new ground with an old idea,” he told Bundle Media.  Inspired jointly by his love of…

HAK – AURA

As the third solo project to come from New York trio Ratking, Hak’s upcoming album ‘JUNE’ [June 21] completes the triptych; the final piece of the puzzle.  First to come since the group released ‘So It Goes’ was ‘55 5s‘, a leftfield instrumental LP from producer Sporting Life, followed by ‘Lil Me‘, the debut solo mixtape from Ratking’s figurehead…

WIKI – 3 STORIES [PROD. KAYTRANADA]

Ratking’s Wiki releases a new set of visuals for Kaytranada-produced ‘Lil Me‘ cut ‘3 Stories’.  The off-the-wall visual, animated by Jayme Lemperle & Evan Borja, adds a few extra layers to an already strong narrative.  Stream below via YouTube.

ZELOOPERZ – HEART [FT. WIKI]

Say what you like about Brusier Brigade’s ZelooperZ and Ratking’s Wiki, but that they’ve both got a serious amount of ‘Heart’ is undeniable.  As with previously released tracks from upcoming album ‘Bothic’ ‘ISBD‘ and ‘Bothic Bout It‘, the new track comes with intense delivery from the Detroit MC, and production from Bulletproof Dolphin.  Stream below via…

WIKI – HATE IS EARNED

Shot in Shibuya Japan, the new video for ‘Hate Is Earned’ follows ‘Living With My Moms‘ is the latest visual solo release from Ratking’s Wiki.  The track, produced by Black Milk, is the second single taken from his debut solo project, ‘Lil Me‘.  The video follows Wiki [aka Patrick Morales] around the city, accompanied by Ratking…