RATKING is an American hip hop group from New York City, consisting of rappers Wiki and Antwon, and producer-rapper Sporting Life. Producers Racerra and Ramon and rapper Hak are former members. Formed in 2011, the group has since released two EPs, [Wiki93] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KblJuNO0X9c) in 2012 and [700 Fill] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dELClWlKak) in 2015, and one studio album, [So It Goes] (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZqsyBiYZFQ1eRn_AXQOifNq4nO7yV2a9) in 2014.
So It Goes is regarded as their best project to date, fully putting their unorthodox NY style to the forefront. It features King Krule, Salomon Faye, and Wavy Spice.
Their music has been described as “left-field hip-hop”. In addition to being inspired by rap and hip hop, the group has also been inspired by punk rock, and has “many and diverse influences, from Animal Collective to Suicide.”
Discuss their music, similar artists, or general things regarding the group here.
*Antwon has not featured on any of their projects as a member so far just as a footnote
IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THEM, CHECK OUT ANY OF THESE TRACKS:
[Ratking - 100] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN4z48r5axw) (So It Goes)
[Ratking - Canal] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAWzCmkJqpc) (So It Goes)
[Ratking - Snow Beach] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihextXXsLew) (So It Goes)
[Ratking - So Sick Stories Ft. King Krule] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpBCXWKx4Tg) (So It Goes)
[Ratking - Take Ft. Saloman Faye] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_urhiwZk-dY) (So It Goes)
[Ratking - Arnold Palmer] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhuTokeGWX0) (700 Fill)
Links to their stuff:
[Apple Music] (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ratking/id576841050)
Each member also has some solo stuff, so i’ll link their work:
WIKI: [Lil’ Me] (https://soundcloud.com/wikset/sets/lil-me)
SPORTING LIFE: [55 5’s] (https://sportinglife.bandcamp.com/album/55-5s)
ANTWON (newest member): [here is his bandcamp because his discography is lengthy] (https://antwon.bandcamp.com/)
HAK: [June] (https://soundcloud.com/user-547845579/sets/june-1)