Growing Up

Wiki: “I was born in New York and I grew up on the Upper West Side, which is where I live now. My dad is Puerto Rican and my mom is Irish. My dad works for like an Argentinean bank or some shit. So I’m, like, well off, upper-middle class. I’m a senior in high school and I’m 18 years old.

“I’m in a group called RATKING. It’s me, SPORTINGLIFE, RACERRA, and another rapper named HAK. RATKING’s headquarters are in Harlem [where the ‘Piece of Shit’ video was shot]. It’s where we do all our music and our art, and it’s also where SPORTINGLIFE and RACERRA live.

“Originally, my rap name is based on Wikipedia. Me and my boy Googs—Google—started a little group called Wiki and Googs when I was in 8th Grade. From there, it was Wiki and it just eventually became a nickname. Anyone who met me past 9th grade calls me Wiki. So from there it was Wiki. Wise Kindergarten, that’s another one.”