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The Official Wiki & Ratking Crew Thread

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18-year-old Manhattan rapper Patrick "Wiki" Morales. Some may have heard about him when the video for "Wikispeaks" dropped online, shot by the Creative Control crew. He also released an EP titled Wiki93 on bandcamp but has been taken down as it will be re released on XL records.

in this thread we shall share and discuss anything Wiki and Ratking related.

Sites: https://twitter.com/RATKING_

http://letterracer.com/

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More info on : http://www.complex.com/music/2012/03/who-is-wiki/

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New York City bred rapper Wiki caught a lot of attention earlier this year when the Creative Control-directed video for his underground banger "Wikispeaks" hit the web. It showcased his tremendous lyrical ability and also his allegiance to real hip-hop. Now, Wiki's group RATKING is set to release their debut EP titled Wiki93 on XL Recordings/Hot Charity on November 5. If it's anything like what we heard on "Wikispeaks" and the rest of Wiki's solo project 1993, we're in for a treat. Check the artwork above.

RATKING has also been added to the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris happening November 1, 2, and 3, which will also feature performances by James Blake, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, M83, Japandroids, Purity Ring, Jessie Ware, and many more.

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he sounds funny.

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He's like a white modern day ODB

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I've like this dude for a while now, 1993 has some good tunes.

It's gonna be re-released on Hot Charity, an imprint of XL...get it right OP

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I've like this dude for a while now, 1993 has some good tunes.

It's gonna be re-released on Hot Charity, an imprint of XL...get it right OP

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I wish I could download the EP though....

I GOT WATCHU NEED. In video form.

www.youtube.com/redlampgta

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NEW WIKI

Taken from the Wiki93 EP out November on Hot Charity/XL Recordings.

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not my cup of tea but its cool I guess.

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ENTER THE RATKING

Much is often made of the relationship between artist and place. A common consideration for sure,yet it seems foolish to appraise any artist without considering the effect of his location on everything from his unique world view to his understanding and use of the various elements that make up his musical vision.

Consider then what it means to to make music in the following landscape: A city famed for its fearlessness and endeavor,struck by despair and shuttered. A city in which delicate perfumed beauty sits aside rancid mangled poverty. A city wide eyed and weary,at all times both monument and bulldozer,remaining itself through constant “de” and “re” construction.

That City is New York and the band is RATKING. Wiki, Hak, Ramon and Sporting Life. While many of their peers seem to content to inhabit the safety of mimicry and pastiche, RATKING’s music is best understood as neither reenactment nor recreation, but reaction.

To what, one might ask?

Well, a clip from any one of their frenetic live shows provides an immediate answer: You hear the fallout of a bloated and self satisfied hip hop, the nihilist refrain of dead end punk and the prickly reach for connection that befits their noise and experimental influences. Left with the various remaining bits of all these traditions and the bumrush scramble of modern life, RATKING are creating a new reality in every moment, just like every other inhabitant of New York City.Whlie Sporting Life and Ramon weave a teeming Big Apple backdrop, Wiki and Hak act not only as our mischievous tour guides but dual ends of our own conscious: one sharp witted, vulnerable and seemingly anti social, the other feral,poetic and almost philosophical.Call it “no wave” rap.Call it “no school” hip hop.Call it RATKING.

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ENTER THE RATKING

Much is often made of the relationship between artist and place. A common consideration for sure,yet it seems foolish to appraise any artist without considering the effect of his location on everything from his unique world view to his understanding and use of the various elements that make up his musical vision.

Consider then what it means to to make music in the following landscape: A city famed for its fearlessness and endeavor,struck by despair and shuttered. A city in which delicate perfumed beauty sits aside rancid mangled poverty. A city wide eyed and weary,at all times both monument and bulldozer,remaining itself through constant “de” and “re” construction.

That City is New York and the band is RATKING. Wiki, Hak, Ramon and Sporting Life. While many of their peers seem to content to inhabit the safety of mimicry and pastiche, RATKING’s music is best understood as neither reenactment nor recreation, but reaction.

To what, one might ask?

Well, a clip from any one of their frenetic live shows provides an immediate answer: You hear the fallout of a bloated and self satisfied hip hop, the nihilist refrain of dead end punk and the prickly reach for connection that befits their noise and experimental influences. Left with the various remaining bits of all these traditions and the bumrush scramble of modern life, RATKING are creating a new reality in every moment, just like every other inhabitant of New York City.Whlie Sporting Life and Ramon weave a teeming Big Apple backdrop, Wiki and Hak act not only as our mischievous tour guides but dual ends of our own conscious: one sharp witted, vulnerable and seemingly anti social, the other feral,poetic and almost philosophical.Call it “no wave” rap.Call it “no school” hip hop.Call it RATKING.

HYPERBOLE.

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n association with Dalston’s number one new underground spot, Abeano presents east coast fire breathers Ratking to Birthdays on all hallows eve (31 October). Accompanied by some (very) special guests, the rap group will perform their first show in UK on the most spooky Wednesday of the month, and we’ll have some ghoulish treats for you in the run up to that. Until then, though, enjoy the gaggle’s excellent track Pretty Picture:]

http://www.abeano.com/abeano-birthdays-present-ratking-special-guests/14835

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King Krule + RATKING = RATKINGKRULE. London and New York combine on the first official remix from King Krule's recent AA-sided single for Rinse. Listen to it here.

Listen on Soundcloud.com

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It’s a balmy November afternoon, and the vibrantly raw Manhattan rap collective—Patrick “Wiki” Morales, 19; “MC Hak” Hakeem Lewis, 18; and producer Eric “Sporting Life” Adiele, 31—is at a macrobiotic spot in Soho, crushing miso soups and avocado rolls. Ratking first got noticed with the video for “Wikispeaks,” a slow-simmer clip in which the crew clomps around the city in the cold while Wiki spits his smash-cut flow. That led to a deal with the illustrious XL Recordings, and now a debut album is in the works. And from what we’ve heard so far, it’s worth asking: Are they the pop-culture-polyglot smart-asses that’ll make the next great New York rap record? Young Guru, Jay-Z’s engineer, is on the boards, and, “DJ Dog Dick is definitely gonna be on there,” Eric promises. “He’s like the illest dude ever.” DJ Dog Dick also happens to be the landlord for their Bushwick practice space.

Wiki and Hak, friends since middle school, represent an instantly recognizable New York type. They’re both multiracial (Puerto Rican and Irish, and Black and Italian, respectively), with a history of prestigious schooling behind them (Brooklyn Friends for Wiki, the Putney School in Vermont for Hak). Wiki once had a joint birthday party with Julian ­Schnabel’s twin sons; they’ve partied at Meryl Streep’s house—“We were just bumping mad Dipset and freestyling,” Wiki says—and used to get high on the Sullivan Street stoop of “that chick fromMiss Congeniality.” Eric, originally from Virginia, moved here to make music but says he’s always had a New York “state of mind.” Which is? “Not laughing at shit that isn’t funny!”

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2012/ratking/

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damn, sporting life an oldass nigga

haha yeah, i didnt know he was 30, shit when i met him he looked and sounded young and humble

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