New Music: Secret Circle (Wiki, Antwon, Lil Ugly Mane) – “Satellite” ft. Despot

Rap has more than its fair share of supergroups who could never get it together for a full-length projects, including Murder Inc. (DMX, Ja Rule,…
Brian Josephs / January 3, 2017

New Music: Sporting Life – “Nothing to Hide” ft. Wiki and Dev Hynes

Hak's departure from RATKING left the group without the wistful texture that helped make their cacophonous sounds compelling. Sporting Life and Wiki have talented friends, though. Dev…
Brian Josephs / October 26, 2016

Ratking’s Sporting Life Announces ‘Slam Dunk Vol. 1,’ Releases First Single ‘Kill That Shout’

Great news for Ratking fans who happen to love Takehiko Inoue's beloved '90s manga Slam Dunk. Producer Sporting Life is releasing a series of EPs titled…
Brian Josephs / August 18, 2016

Rapper Hak Has Left Ratking

Considering that Ratking haven't released new material since early 2015, and the fact that Wiki and Sporting Life both released their solo projects in 2015, the trio's breakup…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

Wiki Shares New Home Video for Jazzy ‘Crib Tax’

Homegrown New York City rapper Wiki has followed up his main outfit Ratking's shrewd 2014 debut LP, So It Goes, with a gritty mixtape of his own.
Harley Brown / January 8, 2016

Download Ratking’s Surprise New EP, ‘700 Fill,’ From BitTorrent

Much like Radiohead's Thom Yorke did last fall with his Tomorrow's Modern Boxes album, New York rap trio Ratking have just dropped an EP via BitTorrent…
Brennan Carley / March 4, 2015

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Remixes Ratking’s Wild and Wooly ‘Canal’

Above, Beastie Boys OG Ad-Rock gives more than your friendly nod, wink, and co-sign to New York rap avant-guardians Ratking — the brass-monkey enthusiast and…
Olivia Forman / July 31, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Chance the Rapper and SZA Sing the Blues

Drake, "Days In the East" Presumably designed to counter the controversy-starting, subliminal-filled "Draft Days," this typical Drake track is, well, probably about Rihanna. Though the…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2014

Ratking Pay Dark Tribute to Manhattan in ‘Canal’ Video

Today marks the XL Recordings release of So It Goes, the first major album by New York hip-hop collective Ratking, so it's perfect timing for the album's…
John Surico / April 8, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: EMA, Todd Terje, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, OFF!, Protomartyr, More

It's that time of the week: Hotly anticipated albums are streaming online right now, and we've collected the best of the bunch. Scroll down to…
Kyle McGovern / April 3, 2014

Ratking Unlock Noise-Rap Stunner ‘Canal’ Ahead of Debut Album

The first single from Ratking's upcoming debut album ends with an irresistible call to arms. The rising New York hip-hop collective members are shouting over…
Marc Hogan / January 23, 2014

Ratking and Black Dice’s Eric Copeland Are Left-Field Rap ‘Gauchos’

Ratking wield the sort of left-field rhymes that put crews like Antipop Consortium and Def Jux on the map in the early aughts — oblique…
Chris Martins / November 14, 2013

Fun Fun Fun 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Fun Fun Fun Fest's far-reaching lineup — M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, Body Count, Big Freedia, Johnny Marr, and many more — has presented us with agonizing conflicting-set-times…
SPIN Staff / November 9, 2013