Life+Times On The Road: RATKING
As one of XL Recordings’ newest signings, New York City rap collective RATKING, led by emcee Wiki, joins the likes of Radiohead, Adele, and Tyler, The Creator on the venerated label. Their debut release, “Wiki93,” captures the group’s hardcore energy, amidst densely structured sample-based beats and stream-of-conscious rhymes.
In this episode of “On The Road,” JAY Z’s Life+Times links up with the band at their Brooklyn studio for a couple of impromptu cyphers, before traveling with the group to a late-summer gallery performance in Chelsea.
Produced and Directed by Dustin Nakao Haider for Scheme Engine
Executive Produced by Devin Chanda for Scheme Engine
Cinematography by David Raboy and Daniel Dewes
Edited by Matt Mitchener
Sound Recorded/Mixed by Daniel Dewes
Special Thanks to Ratking, XL Recordings, Ari Marcopoulos, and Eric K. Yue