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RATKING’s music is best understood as neither reenactment nor recreation, but reaction.

To what, one might ask?

Well, a clip from any one of their frenetic live shows provides an immediate answer: you hear the fallout of a bloated and self satisfied hip hop, the nihilist refrain of dead end punk and the prickly reach for connection that befits their noise and experimental influences. Left with the various remaining bits of all these traditions and the bum-rush scramble of modern life, RATKING are creating a new reality in every moment, just like every other inhabitant of New York City.

While Sporting Life and Ramon weave a teeming Big Apple backdrop, Wiki and Hak act not only as our mischievous tour guides but dual ends of our own conscious: one sharp witted, vulnerable and seemingly anti-social, the other feral, poetic and almost philosophical. Call it ‘no wave’ rap. Call it ‘no school’ hip hop. Call it RATKING.


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  • blueandgrxxn

    every winter need a north face

    13 Dec 4:28pm Reply
  • no-thanks

    Yup, sick.

    5 Dec 12:49am Reply

    anybody else always bumpin ratking/wiki when drunk and faded? they got the perfect fuckin sound for it

    3 Dec 3:23pm Reply
  • stilldirrtyja

    Puerto Rican Judo <3 <3

    2 Dec 4:43pm Reply
  • mechamugen

    So It Goes is perfect for chilly weather, I think people will be waking up to it more now that banger season is over

    19 Nov 11:49pm Reply
  • afterjamz

    maybe the best

    7 Nov 4:32am Reply
  • afterjamz

    the most underrated album of the year.

    7 Nov 4:28am Reply
  • mechamugen

    day's work for day's pay, spit it 'till there's nothin left in my brain

    5 Nov 5:37am Reply
  • DarkAndOminous

    Saw them open on the Run The Jewels 2 tour and felt obligated to check them out. Great performance. It shows in their music that they're very young, but I like where they're headed.

    4 Nov 7:55pm Reply
  • shaolin86

    So It Goes is the definition of a grower.

    24 Sep 8:34pm Reply
  • Aesthethica

    whats the vocal sample that comes on after the hook on So It goes?

    5 Sep 5:09am Reply
  • BraveToaster113

    This is a case of the artist description being written by the artist

    18 Jul 8:16am Reply
  • ClaudiuRoCerna

    that transition on snow beach, holy tits.

    12 Jul 10:13pm Reply
  • adamofgenesis

    This group is crazy holy fuck.

    2 Jul 8:32am Reply
  • false-dawn

    Twenty Degree Outside - Toooooasssty in the tunnel

    30 Jun 11:14am Reply
  • subtractthesky

    I didn't like PRJ at first myself either but it grew on me. The female rapper made it a bit corny imo but really it's a cute song when you think about it.

    24 Jun 9:37am Reply
  • calebthecunt

    How is Puerto Rican Judo even a weak track? Y'all hopping on needledrop's opinion

    22 Jun 4:52pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    So It Goes is da shit.

    17 Jun 9:52pm Reply
  • Elicoor13

    The only weak track on So It Goes is Puerto Rican Judo. That fucking line...

    17 Jun 12:46am Reply
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