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.
Todd Terje's "Leisure Suit Preben" Video Pays Tribute to Porny Video Games and It's Great
It's rare these days that a music video thoroughly captures the aesthetic of a musician while indulging the quirk necessary for potential virality or meme-fication.
I Was in a Coma and Now I'm a DJ
Meet DJ Disable.
420 Songs About Weed
Where in the World Can Migos Meet the Plug?
Including a womb, on the back of a dolphin in the middle of the ocean, and the set of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III'.
We Interviewed Ron Jeremy About His Perfect, Piano-Playing Penis
Ron Jeremy made a seven-inch about appreciating classical music where he plays "1812 Overture" with his schlong.
Chiraq Versus the World
Tragedy at home is familiar, and thus easier to ignore.
The Hottest Alt-Bros at Coachella
"Wait, is your cum gluten-free?"
A Canadian in Tokyo Made a Song Out of Japanese Suicide Statistics
"What if we lived in a society where all historical records were converted into a type of music and people in school would sit around and listen to it?"
Pharoahe Monch: Stress Raps
One of the greatest technical rappers of all time speaks out about the record industry, the state of American healthcare, and that one time he ghostwrote for Diddy.
We Crashed Your Coachella Party
Life hack: You don’t actually have to go to Coachella to go to Coachella.