♫♪  RATKING - “So It Goes”

Rough estimate: Kurt Vonnegut wrote the phrase “so it goes” some 36,372 times in his life. That life ended, after 84 years, on April 11, 2007. So it goes.

The rap group RATKING formed in 2011. I saw them perform at a skate park in Brooklyn on October 18, 2012. They shared the bill with Ka, Action Bronson and Spaceghostpurrp, and didn’t impress me much. So it goes.

This new track, “So It Goes,” though — this is something else, less Odd Futurist, more hard-earned here and now. This, I can dig. Maybe, I’ll even catch them at their next New York show, opening for Run the Jewels at Stage 48 on November 29, 2014. So it goes.

RATKING’s debut album was released April 8, 2014 and is available via 2LP, CD, mp3 and FLAC. It too is called So It Goes.

• RATKING: http://ratkingnyc.com
• Hot Charity: http://hxcrecordings.com

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