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2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

Status Ain't Hood

Rick Ross Is Making Great Old-Man Rap Music

Nine years ago, it would've been hard to believe that we'd ever get a Rick Ross album that mostly worked as a pure rapping exercise.
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 11:20 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn't write this column last week, since SXSW was just about monopolizing my attention. So we've got two weeks' worth of videos to sort…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 11:23 am

More Ratking stories

Download Wiki & Your Old Droog What Happened To Fire? EP

Two of New York's sharpest underground-rap fixtures have teamed up on a new EP, and they're offering it up as a free download. Wiki, the…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2017 - 12:43 pm

Sporting Life – “Nothing To Hide (Feat. Blood Orange & Wiki) Video

Last year, Sporting Life, producer of the New York rap trio Ratking, released his Slam Dunk Vol. III EP, and on the woozy single "Nothing
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2017 - 9:45 am

Sporting Life – “Nothing To Hide” (Feat. Blood Orange & Wiki)

Sporting Life is the producer behind NY rap group Ratking. He's set to release the third and final part of his Slam Dunk EP trilogy…
Collin Robinson | October 26, 2016 - 11:02 am

Wiki – “3 Stories” (Prod. Kaytranada) Video (NSFW)

Wiki, from the grimy New York rap group Ratking, released a truly impressive free-download album called Lil Me late last year. And today, he gives…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Wiki – “Hate Is Earned” Video

Wiki, one third of the New York rap group Ratking, released a deeply impressive free-download solo album called Lil Me last week, and now, as…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2015 - 11:24 am

Watch Blood Orange Perform With Solange & Nelly Furtado At The Apollo

Dev Hynes performed at two Blood Orange & Friends benefit shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem yesterday, with all the proceeds from the event…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2015 - 11:27 am

Download Wiki Lil Me

Today, Wiki, the snaggletoothed front-urchin for the New York rap trio Ratking, released Lil Me, a free-download solo album. (The distinction between albums and mixtapes…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Animal Collective Announce 2016 World Tour

Animal Collective's new album Painting With will be out 2/19, and we've already heard its debut single "FloriDada." The band just announced that they will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 7, 2015 - 10:15 am

Wiki – “Livin’ With My Moms” (Feat. Nasty Nigel) Video

Wiki has shared the video for his awesome Nasty Nigel collab "Livin' With My Moms" at NPR. Alon Sicherman aka Londo directed the clip, which…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Ratking – “Arnold Palmer” Video

Scruffy New York experimental rap trio Ratking released their surprise EP 700 Fill via BitTorrent back in March. That was in the throes of a…
Peter Helman | October 7, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Sporting Life – “Badd”

Sporting Life is the producer behind New York rap urchins Ratking. As The FADER points out, he's getting ready to release a new beat-centric solo…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Hear An Unreleased Collab From Kelela, Ratking’s Hak, Skrillex, & Clams Casino

The DJ Know Wave's Gully Type web radio show is a reliable source of dancehall and things that kind of sound like dancehall. and on…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 8:48 am

Stream Remy Banks higher. + “exhale.” Video

Remy Banks is dead-set on putting New York back on the map. Along with his roles in the scruffy Queens hip-hop collectives World's Fair and…
Caitlin White | May 18, 2015 - 3:28 pm