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Wiki brings fresh beats and rhymes to the Press Room – The Union Leader

Summary

New York City has long been the mecca of hip hop, the place where the music, the style and the movement became the soundtrack for block parties in the 1970s.

The scene there is still formative as ever, and for a decade Wiki has been one of the many shining lights within a new generation of rappers.

Wiki, the stage name of Patrick Morales, made a name for himself as part of the group Ratking during the first half of the 2010s and he’s gone onto a …….

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New York City has long been the mecca of hip hop, the place where the music, the style and the movement became the soundtrack for block parties in the 1970s.

The scene there is still formative as ever, and for a decade Wiki has been one of the many shining lights within a new generation of rappers.

Wiki, the stage name of Patrick Morales, made a name for himself as part of the group Ratking during the first half of the 2010s and he’s gone onto a solo career that includes his latest album, “Half God.”

He and Navy Blue, who did production duties on that release, will perform at The Press Room in Portsmouth, at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 as the part of Can’t Do This Alone Tour.

The artists have known each for six or seven years.

“We eventually collaborated on a song, and that’s what got the ball rolling from there. We started working on more music together. It was a really organic process, it wasn’t primarily us looking to do a project but it kind of snowballed into what it is.”

When it comes to the vision behind the album, Wiki didn’t really have one. The making of “Half God” happened during a transitional period in his life, still he found that he didn’t need to dive deep into a fixed concept for the project.

“I wouldn’t say there was one particular vision. It was more about the direction my life was going at the time,” Wiki said. “People think you have to put so much thought into something to make it good, but a lot of the time with hip hop that isn’t always the case. There’s a certain natural, organic, almost spiritual thing where it’s more about the feeling. You don’t want to overthink it and that’s what kind of makes it better in a sense.”

It was more about the artists building a sound from their respective strengths and perspectives.

“For me, this is the most organic record I’ve ever done. Going back and forth with (Blue) had everything fitting in together perfectly. What I was going through in my life, I am honest with it, and it also happened to be a very transitional period, so this album reflects that.”

In general, “Half God” has a sense of the highs and lows of life in the city.

One major factor that makes Blue and Wiki natural creative partners is a mutual respect they have for each other. They dig each other’s approach and they want to see each other shine, which helps when it comes to making decisions about certain tracks.

“With Navy Blue, there’s this mutual respect we have that I think is really dope,” Wiki said.

“I look up to him as an artist. …….

Source: https://www.unionleader.com/wiki-brings-fresh-beats-and-rhymes-to-the-press-room/article_e148798a-8dc2-5245-b3d7-d8f524935c0c.html