An introduction to New York trio Ratking.
Ratking are one of New York City's hottest acts, combining alternative hip hop with the classic style that put the Big Apple on the map so many years ago. The trio consists of MCs Wiki and Hak along with producer/MC Sporting Life. They've released a successful album last year in So It Goes, and Wiki just released his debut solo album titled Lil Me. It's safe to say that these dudes aren't going away any time soon.
Having toured with Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt, and Run the Jewels, Ratking has been grinding to build up a steady fanbase since starting in 2011. They've released their music on XL Recordings, a British label best known for releasing Adele, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Tyler The Creator, and more, along with the much smaller, Bronx-based label HXC Recordings. Today we shine light on their ten essential tracks.