WIKI – HANDS OUT / BALLIN’ ON THE LOW

Wiki releases two new bonus tracks to recent album ‘No Mountains In Manhattan’.  The first, entitled ‘Hands Out’, features British MC Suspect while the second, entitled, ‘Ballin’ On The Low’ features Wik’s fellow Secret Circle rapper Antwon.  Stream below via Spotify.

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – RICHARD RUSSELL

XL Recordings boss Richard Russell brings together Giggs, Sampha, Syd, Kamasi Washington, Wiki and so many more on new release ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The project’s first incarnation came in the form of five track EP ‘Close But Not Quite‘, the title track from which is recycled on ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The mixture of styles on…

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…

WIKI – PRETTY BULL

Having just announced a solo deal with XL Recordings [the label to which his original NYC trio Ratking was previously signed] Wiki drops new single ‘Pretty Bull’.  The Tony Seltzer-produced track is a step away from the gritty Sporting Life beats that first familiarised us with Wik; with dreamy synths accompanying his tightly wound flow.…

JAMIE ISAAC – CNT U SEE [FT. WIKI & DENZEL CURRY]

South London’s Jamie Isaac looks to the states for the remix of ‘CNT U SEE’.  Dade County rapper Denzel Curry and Ratking’s Wiki both take a verse on the new version of the ‘Couch Baby‘ stand-out.  “This track was one I always wanted to lift with rappers, and I’m glad I got the two I’m most…

SPORTING LIFE – NOTHING TO HIDE [FT. DEV HYNES & WIKI]

Track one on Sporting Life’s superb ‘Slam Dunk Vol. 3‘ features bars from Ratking band-mate Wiki and vocals from Dev Hynes [aka Blood Orange].  A few month’s after the project’s release, the three return with a visual for ‘Nothing To Hide’, which features the producer and Hynes playing basketball, interspersed with glitching graphics and footage of Wiki…

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.