Wiki’s Great Quarter-Life Crisis Rap Album

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Wiki“I shit you not,” Wiki admits to himself and to the world halfway through his new album Oofie. “There will be another kid to take my spot.” He says this like he’s some old gunslinger watching death creep up over the horizon. He is not that. Wiki is 26 years old. And yet … More »

Stream Wiki’s New Album Oofie

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Wiki-OofieToday, the New York rap wiseacre Wiki follows up his 2017 album No Mountains In Manhattan with a new one called Oofie. Like No Mountains, Oofie is a meditation on the life on a New York dirtbag — the fun times, the moments of psychological devastation, the sense that the city you’re living … More »

Wiki – “Grim” (Feat. Denzel Curry & Lil Ugly Mane)

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WikiTomorrow, Wiki, the slurry and snaggletoothed New York rap great and former Ratking member, will come out with a new album called OOFIE. You should be excited about that. In the past few weeks, Wiki has shared the new singles “Fee Fi Fo Fum,” “Smarty Jones,” and “Pesto.” They … More »

Wiki – “Pesto” Video

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PestoWiki, the New York underground-rap urchin who used to lead Ratking, has been giving us a run of strong singles this year — “Cheat Code,” “Eggs,” and most recently “Fee Fi Fo Fum” and “Smarty Jones.” And now, as BrooklynVegan reports, he’s announced a whole … More »

Don’t Take Gucci Mane For Granted

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Gucci-ManeGucci Mane didn’t name himself after a clothing designer. He named himself after his father. Ralph Dudley, a former serviceman turned drug dealer who wasn’t around much during his son’s childhood, was sometimes known as Gucci. Radric Davis, his son, was Gucci’s little man. That became Gucci Mane. It’s not a rap name. It’s a … More »

Wiki – “Fee Fi Fo Fum” & “Smarty Jones” (Feat. Cleo Reed)

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Wiki - "Fee Fi Fo Fum" & "Smarty Jones" (Feat. Cleo Reed)NYC indie rap mainstay Wiki returned last month with the Madlib-produced “Eggs,” his second song of the year following February’s “Cheat Code.” Today he’s doubling his 2019 output with a pair of exceptional new tracks. More »

DaBaby Is On An Unholy Hot Streak

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DaBabyIn the calendar year of 1998, DMX came out with two albums: It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot in May, Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood in December. Both debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts. No rapper had ever pulled off a feat like that before. Almost no … More »

Wiki – “Eggs” (Prod. Madlib)

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WikiThe New York rapper Wiki rhymes with a grimy, streetsmart bravado that marks him as an ideal match for the legendary cratedigger Madlib’s woozy boom-bap production. They’ve teamed up today on a new track called “Eggs,” Wiki’s first music since “Cheat Code” back in February. “Eggs gettin’ scrambled, eggs gettin’ poached,” he raps … More »

Sporting Life – “Crux” (Feat. MIKE & Wiki)

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The New York producer Sporting Life, who is also behind the boards for the trio Ratking, has a new EP coming out at the end of the month, Black Diamond. It’s his first proper release since 2016’s Slam Dunk Vol. III, and it has guest features from Nick Hakim, Teklife’s Taso, and Queens … More »

Get Kanye West Out Of Here

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Kanye-WestEveryone should’ve known what was happening when they saw the socks. Everyone should’ve taken one look at the socks, turned right around, and tromped back into the Coachella campgrounds. Maybe they could’ve found someone selling coke. Maybe they could’ve happened upon a hungover massage circle, or a phone-charging station. Maybe they could’ve seen a horse. More »