RATKING Takes It to the Streets of NYC in ‘Canal’ Video
The constant concern over New York rap making a comeback seems like such a dated concept when talented groups like RATKING exist. The trio of Wiki, Hak and Sporting Life has already made some big waves in their budding careers as the group scored a deal with XL Recordings and had their debut album engineered by Jay Z’s longtime engineer Young Guru.
Released today, there debut album ‘So It Goes’ is an official introduction to RATKING. And as seen on the lead single ‘Canal’, this is no run-of-the-mill rap. RATKING brings new twists to the New York sound while still maintaining that backbone of what made it great in the first place.
The video, much like their music, presents frenetic look at NYC through their eyes. But there’s no fluff here as the focus stays on the rapid fire rhymes of Wiki and Hak over Sporting Life’s boisterous production.
Wiki raps, “You best die my way / on the west side highway / get high my way / hanging of the left of a skyscraper-er / my word’s word has drifted / sideways migrate in the Tri-State mind state / thinking ‘don’t violate’ / thinking that I’m vain / ’cause when I spit, you see my veins.”
RATKING’s debut album ‘So It Goes’ is available now through the Hot Charity imprint of XL Recordings.