Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Mr. Morales, better known by his stage name Wiki, is a gaptoothed rapper whose effusive verses chronicle the intricacies and exploits of growing up in New York. “You got this freedom—from the moment you can go home on your own, you can go anywhere,” Mr. Morales said. “By the time you’re 21 you’re either long gone or you’re under control.”
In 2011, while he was a student at the Brooklyn Friends School, Mr. Morales linked up with the rapper-producer Sporting Life (whom he met at a Lower East Side park jam) and formed the experimental hip-hop group Ratking. They were soon joined by Hak, Mr. Morales’s childhood friend, and signed with HXC, a label under XL Recordings. Their debut full-length album, “So It Goes,” was released in 2014 and was favorably reviewed. After HXC and Ratking dissolved, XL asked Mr. Morales to come aboard as a solo artist.