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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

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

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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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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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In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap

August was supposed to be A$AP Mob's month. They built a whole campaign around it. They released three albums, and they gave the whole thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:50 am

Wiki – “Mayor” Video

Ratking overlord Wiki signed to XL for his debut solo album No Mountains In Manhattan, which is out this Friday. As a reminder, he's sharing…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2017 - 10:19 am

Wiki – “Pretty Bull” Video

The New York underground-rap urchin and former Ratking member Wiki teamed up with Your Old Droog for the What Happened To Fire? EP earlier this…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 10:04 am

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Kendrick Lamar Is Ready For War

It's time to revisit that old question: Who is running rap? In a genre that thrives on competition, on subtle slights and internal gossip, the…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Wiki – “Icarus” Video

New York City rapper Patrick "Wiki" Morales is back with his new single and accompanying visual, "Icarus." The video features Wiki looking like an old…
Margaret Farrell | March 22, 2017 - 12:30 pm

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The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain

In retrospect, we should thank the rappers of the world for their restraint. It's been more than four months since the Donald Trump Access Hollywood
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Your Old Droog – “Help” (Feat. Wiki & Edan) Video

Earlier this month, Your Old Droog, the once-mysterious Coney Island rap punchliner, teamed up with Ratking member Wiki for the collaborative EP What Happened To
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2017 - 12:50 pm
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