Ratking Come Downtown to Play Mercury Lounge Tomorrow

January 31st, 2013

New York magazine compares them to Odd Future, calling Ratking “Harlem’s new rival to the Los Angeles weirdcore rap crew.” And while The New York Times says, “Plenty of albums are about the city,” it maintains the uptown quartet’s EP, Wiki93 (stream it below), “is thoroughly New York.” Rappers Wiki and Hak and producers Sporting Life and Ramon began to get noticed with the release of the video for “Wikispeaks” last March and they’ve slowly but surely been developing their frenetic live show. Watch them, above, doing “So It Goes” for Viva Radio’s Me + You, and then see what the fuss is all about when they play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.