Ugh, don't bother trying to keep up with all the precocious rap talent coming out of New York. Four piece Harlem crew, Ratking, are just the latest in a run of exciting artists coming out of the city.
Their debut EP, 1993, which immediately had rap backpacker nerds sniffing round them, has conveniently disappeared from the internetz, and reappeared sounding A LOT glossier. No surprise then to learn that XL Recording's imprint, Hot Charity, picked up on them and will be officially (re?!) releasing it in November. Smooth move guys, smooth move.
Anyway, if you're not already au fait with this cut, frontman Wiki ushers us in with an on-a-soapbox-like introduction, over a jerking, stoner beat before it shifts into an unashamedly dusty hip-hop track. It's the kind of thing I would say is "dope" if it didn't just make me sound like a dick with an estuary English accent.
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Sixties chic via the 90s and that one song over and over and over.
We're Premiering Big K.R.I.T.'s "Steps" Documentary & a New Song Feat. Big SANT & Smoke DZA
#weekofKRIT Is Almost Over.
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Welcome to Koch Boyz, Where We Document What French Montana and the Koch Brothers Are Up To
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The Dum Dum Girls team up with Bret Easton Ellis in this anxious tale of chilling neurosis. Plus a very personal interview with Dee Dee.
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Listen to an Unreleased Unwound Track, and Read Our In-Depth Interview
Numero Group has taken it upon themselves to give the cult band the historical treatment they deserve.
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The band opens up about being called a beach band and how the internet is ruining our lives.