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DaBaby Is On An Unholy Hot Streak

In the calendar year of 1998, DMX came out with two albums: It's Dark And Hell Is Hot in May, Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2019 - 12:40 pm

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Get Kanye West Out Of Here

Everyone should've known what was happening when they saw the socks. Everyone should've taken one look at the socks, turned right around, and tromped back…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2019 - 1:16 pm

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21 Savage Somehow Made A Good Album

"I love all people." That's something that 21 Savage wrote on Twitter on Christmas Day. This was telling. 21 Savage came to fame by cannily…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2019 - 2:22 pm

More Wiki stories

Wiki – “Fee Fi Fo Fum” & “Smarty Jones” (Feat. Cleo Reed)

NYC indie rap mainstay Wiki returned last month with the Madlib-produced "Eggs," his second song of the year following February's "Cheat Code." Today he's doubling…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Wiki – “Eggs” (Prod. Madlib)

The New York rapper Wiki rhymes with a grimy, streetsmart bravado that marks him as an ideal match for the legendary cratedigger Madlib's woozy boom-bap…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Sporting Life – “Crux” (Feat. MIKE & Wiki)

The New York producer Sporting Life, who is also behind the boards for the trio Ratking, has a new EP coming out at the end…
James Rettig | September 6, 2019 - 10:48 am

Wiki – “Cheat Code”

The scraggly and idiosyncratic Manhattan rapper Wiki is a former member of Ratking and a great avatar for the phenomenon of New York dirtbag-rap. Two…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2019 - 9:49 am

Antwon, Wiki, And Lil Ugly Mane Release Statements After Secret Circle Break Up

Secret Circle were an underground rap supergroup that featured San Jose's Antwon, New York's Wiki, and Richmond's Lil Ugly Mane. We've covered all three rappers…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2018 - 11:55 am

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JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting

When the lanky, pointy-jawed wrestler Edge debuted in the WWF in 1998, looking like a Rob Liefeld drawing, he was an evil, grinning goth in…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2018 - 11:19 am

Wiki – “Hands Out” (Feat. Suspect) & “Ballin On The Low” (Feat. Antwon)

Wiki, the young and grimy New York rapper whose gap-toothed mug used to front Ratking, impressed us with his solo album No Mountains In Manhattan
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2018 - 10:39 am

Everything Is Recorded Announces Debut Album Feat. Sampha, Damon Albarn, Kamasi Washington, Owen Pallett

Last year, XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell gave us a taste of his collaborative project Everything Is Recorded with the impeccably produced Close But Not
Julia Gray | January 18, 2018 - 11:01 am

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Wiki – “Stickball” Video

Wiki, the former Ratking member and current king of New York dirtbag-rap, released his very good solo album No Mountains In Manhattan earlier this year,…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2017 - 11:03 am

Everything Is Recorded – “Mountains Of Gold” (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, & Kamasi Washington) Video

When you own a big-deal record label like XL Recordings, you can get all sorts of people to guest on your songs. Close But Not
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 8:06 pm
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