Art & Music
Wiki: “We have artists that work with us too. This dude Arvid, he writes. We have the RATKING tee. So we have merchandise, ready to go once we can get orders of that shit. We just screen it ourselves for now, but we have ideas for merchandise.”
SPORTINGLIFE: “None of it’s random. It goes from that shirt, through the music, all the way to the video. It’s concurrent themes through all that shit.
We were really into Rammellzee and his whole iconoclasm. Rammellzee is... I don’t know if you’d call him a genius or out of this world. - SPORTINGLIFE
“Letter Racer was the name of these skateboard sculptures that Rammellzee was developing. Just the name sounded dope. We were really into Rammellzee and his whole iconoclasm. Rammellzee is...I don’t know if you’d call him a genius or out of this world.”
Wiki: “To us, Rammellzee defines hip-hop, but then he’s so not what hip-hop is now.”
SPORTINGLIFE: “But he’s totally hip-hop at the same time, without being artsy. That’s why it’s so perfect as Letter Racer because Rammellzee embodies what Letter Racer is about. Like we can be the dopest artists and illest hip-hop group at the same time.”
Wiki: “That’s more of a bigger umbrella of all of our group; art and music. Originally, Letter Racer, we were gonna try to make a zine type magazine out of it and put music throughout it. It didn’t work out, but hopefully in the future it can.
“The cover of 1993, I did that in art class in sophomore year. It happened to have Wiki93 on it. Later we named the project 1993 and I brought my portfolio out and we found it.
“We were originally gonna use another picture, just a picture of some subway shit. Then I took that out and Eric was like, ‘Yo, you gotta use that for the cover.’ In the end we’re happy because that embodies me, and the color of it is really dope.
“The cover was supposed to be some African mask type shit. That’s what we were basing it on. But then it’s got some like New York type tribal shit on it.
“Then there’s the Wiki flag, and we always perform with the Wiki Flag, which is like the Puerto Rican-Irish combo. We have mad flags that I designed.”