Ratking

Late Show

Ratking

Bryant Dope, Jean Deaux, Normally Important

Fri, February 1, 2013

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Ratking
Ratking
RATKING exist as New York's next great band. Like the Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs - local bands that came together as punks before developing into any sound they want - RATKING manage to mix youthful hardcore energy with pure, NY beats and rhymes in a post-hip-hop crew that could only exist in 2012. Wiki, RATKING's 18-year old frontman, grew up in Manhattan, playing Germs covers in his school music room (he has their motto NOGOD tattooed across his chest) in a band called the Homo-Thugs. At 13 he was spotted in the audience by Wu Tang's GZA and invited to come up onstage and perform, as GZA proclaimed "Wu-Tang is for the babies". A star was born. Along with MC/vocalist Hak and producers Sporting Life and Ramon, Hot Charity/XL Recordings are releasing RATKING's debut EP wiki93 (produced entirely by Sporting Life) on November 6th worldwide digitally and physically in the US.


The group will visit Europe for the first time in October before heading out on their first full US tour in November and December playing basement shows, skate-parks, galleries, all-ages parties and support slots, all the while putting together ideas for their self-produced debut album, set for release in 2013. They've lined up Young Guru - Jay-Z's right hand - to engineer and mix the record, making sure the music has both feet planted in hip-hop, free to explore every sonic influence (Sporting Life counts Animal Collective and Suicide among his main influences). Visually, the group take influence from New York's street culture history, working with Ari Marcopoulos, legendary photographer and filmmaker for the Beastie Boys.
Bryant Dope
Bryant Dope
Bryant Dope is a 19 year old upstart emcee from Queens, NY who'se garnered significant buzz in a short amount of time. With this buzz Bryant is set out to make sure the historic hip hop breeding ground of Queens does not go unnoticed in this new hip hop era.

Bryant's music has been featured on all of the top online hip hop publications such as: The Source Magazine, Hypetrak.com, 2DopeBoyz.com, RapRadar.com, Complex.com Respect-Mag.com, MaskedGorilla.com, and DJBooth.com amoung many others.

Look out for Bryant's 'New New York' mixtape to be released in in late 2012.
Jean Deaux
Jean Deaux
The young female artist is truly a musical innovation. Expanding on a new genre that is all her own, she takes inspiration from Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and even Kanye West. Also a Chicago native, Jean is used to a scene that is constantly changing. Her abstract sounds are timeless and will continue to influence generations to come. As the first lady of The Village camp, she is heavily influenced by her partners in crime. As the Village is on the rise, Jean Deaux continues to receive a buzz of her own, drawing crowds of all ages and cultures. Recently acknowledged by Joey Bada$$ of Pro Era, she has begun to make a small buzz for herself in New York. Jean Deaux is currently working tirelessly on her debut project “Soular System” set to drop in Mid-march; A project sure to change the outlook on female artists forever.
Normally Important
Normally Important
"THE ILLEST ROCK BAND IN NEW YORK CITY"
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com