RATKING

The scale in rap is balancing out, if talent is your sole barometer. As Drake’s star continued to rise, Kendrick Lamar seamlessly blended jazz with funk and soul music on a major label album, and Future evolved into the street’s favorite trap star, many of rap’s most compelling narratives of 2015 lived in the underground.

Per usual, a bevy of rap visuals from the likes of Mike Will Made-It to Flying Lotus released between yesterday and today. And because Hip-Hop Wired loves you, we decided to package them all here for your enjoyment.

Moving along, Hip-Hop Wired gifts readers with some Christmas Day joy via Wired 25: The 25 Best Albums Of 2014.

UK singer-songwriter King Krule is favored by Hip-Hop’s blooming up and comers. That said, it was no problem to get Wiki of New York City rap standouts RATKING and Chicago spitter Lucki Eck$.

Of the bubbling New York City rap collectives, few have the energy of RATKING. If you’re unaware of the MCs, familiarize yourself with their visual for “Canal.”