RATKING - Piece of Sh*t (A Film by Ari Marcopoulos)

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

In a time where the underage NY music scene seems to be in the middle of a rebirth with a new clan, posse, crew, click, mob etc. coming out every day, NY trio RatKing find a way to stand out. An example of them veering from the norm would be this new art piece they put out today, Piece of Shit. Acclaimed Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos created this short film around the aforementioned RatKing song. Shot on super 16mm film, we get a one take version of the WIKI93 EP track shot in the trio's Brooklyn practice space. To go along with the film, Marcopoulos created a limited edition 5" x 7" zine comprised of 38 original film stills, phototgraphs, and screen grabs. The zine documents RatKing wandering NYC recording their debut album with Young Guru at Stadium Red studios in Harlem as well as rehearsing for their upcoming tour with GZA (dates below). The zine is limited to 150 copies and will be sold at XL Recordings' online store.


3/26/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *

3/27/13 - Northampton, PA - Pearl Street ^

3/28/13 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ^

3/29/13 - Providence, RI - Fete ^

4/5/13 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater ^

4/6/13 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall ^

4/7/13 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt ^

* = w/ Cities Aviv

^ = w/ GZA