New Video: Ratking ‘Canal’


Don’t bitch about New York hip-hop if you haven’t heard Ratking’s new album, So It Goes, available today via Hot Charity/XL Records. ‘Canal’ is the blistering single, with production that recalls the immediate chaos of The Warriors on Coney Island. The video uses shots of New York City streets to convey a larger theme about the group’s new album – this is where they’re from. Even the ugly parts of NYC shaped their tastes and sounds, so considering how incredible the new album is, it doesn’t seem like Wiki, Hak and Sportlife are leaving anytime soon. — Max Weinstein