The Mecca status of NYC in hip-hop may be arguable at this point, but it still houses some of the most promising emcees in the game. Case in point: a recent cypher, hosted by Complex, comprised of contributions from Your Old Droog, A$AP Ferg & RATKING‘s Wiki, backed by modern jazz giant, Christian Scott and his always-dope quintet. Following standard conventions of cypher decorum, the trio of emcees pass around the mic like a-stuffed-to-the-brim blunt, each exhaling a cloud of potent verbiage, revealing themselves to be high-grade emcees in an age of watered-down wordplay.
Watch A$AP Ferg, Your Old Droog and Wiki rep NYC with The Christian Scott Quintet down below. Catch Wiki on the road with RATKING throughout the next week, the dates for which are listed just under the player. His solo debut, Lil Me, is available to download for free via BitTorrent.
Ratking Tour Dates
Wed Mar 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Fri Mar 4 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Sat Mar 5 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Mon Mar 7 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Tues Mar 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre