The video for Ratking‘s “Piece of Shit” is by Dutch filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos and chronicles a performance by the New York hip-hop collective. Shot in black and white on 16mm film, in the clips they perform the song live in their graffiti-covered practice space. Frames of them singing are interspersed with candid and behind-the-scenes footage.

“Piece of Shit” is off their recent EP for XL Recordings WIKI93 and the video is dubbed as a “short film” and will be accompanied by a scene with 38 stills from the film along with photographs and screen grabs. The zine specifically documents their rehearsals for an upcoming tour with GZA and recording their upcoming full-length debut with Young Guru in Just Blaze’s Harlem recording studio. Measuring 5″ x 7″ the zine will also be entitled “Piece of Shit” and will only be available at live performances and through select retailers.


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