WIKI – Lil Me

NYC rapper Wiki of the trio RATKING dropped his first solo mixtape entitled “Lil Me” yesterday, which comes nearly three years after putting out his debut solo EP 1993. The 18 track tape dominantly features production from RATKING’s Sporting Life with guest producers Madlib, Kaytranada, Sykwlkr, Harry Fraud and many more. The tape is also littered with awesome guest verses from the likes of Skepta, Antwon, RATKING’s Hak, and Jesse James Solomon. Lil Me is at times as punk as much of RATKING’s music but mostly forms its own soulful core. The production stands out on this tape, but it’s impossible to say it does more so than Wiki’s seamlessly effortless rapping. At just 22 years old, the Irish/Puerto Rican grit king from Manhattan has seemed to have mastered the art of spitting fat rhymes through his character fitting busted front teeth. The widely overlooked RATKING debut So It Goes features tons of material old heads would cream to, so feel free to get one to shut up by showing them that or Lil Me. Wiki may not be one of the best rappers out (though I would disagree), but he’s making better music than a lot of the others people would place in front of him.

Weekend Finds – 5/11/15

Hello everyone. I’m back with Weekend Finds, after a weekend away from my weekly post about music I’ve found over the last weekend. This post series is out of sure laziness, may I remind you.

Gallant is a young RnB singer out of London with so much talent, it makes my spine tingle. No, seriously. The part in “Talking In Your Sleep” when he’s hitting Mariah Carey type high’s. Shivers.

Jesse James Solomon is the smoothest rapper: fact.

Aye…so Tinashé and Ryan Hemsworth put out a new song together for her AMETHYST EP AND NO ONE TOLD ME. Luckily, I spend all my time on the internet and found it anyways. THANKS FOR NOTHING FRIENDS.

I haven’t heard much of Eat, Pray, Thug, Das Racist’s Heems’ new solo project, but I’m about to buy the damn shits after listening to this track with Blood Orange. Super different from the old material in a super awesome way. Be on the look out for Heems to be in Chicago soon, too.

Shouts out DJ Fourth Drop for re-showing me this brazy grime track. Love when you hear something once months ago then rehear it and love it.