Wiki couldn’t be any more New York if his soles were lined with concrete. Last year’s 17-track free album Lil Me saw the RatKing MC baring his soul on his own terms; sometimes with confidence, sometimes taking it all as he comes.
With an assist from Jayme Lemperle and Evan Borja, deep cut “3 Stories” gets the nostalgic animated treatment. Wik bounces between a lover’s crib (complete with feet licking), brews and loud with the guys, and a nightmarish cab ride along the East River as Kaytranada’s smooth, jazzy beat looms in the background. Especially compared to “Crib Tax,” also produced by Kaytranada, the dusty sample approach is uncharacteristic but welcome all the same. Kaytra has been saying he wants to produce for more rappers.
Peep the visuals above.