“On OOFIE, Wiki perfects a form of personal, insular rap music that never disappears into the ether or shuts the rest of the world out.” Album of the Week, FBi Radio
‘”OOFIE” takes all the vividness he once levelled at New York and channels it inward, offering a despondent portrait of self-loathing that doubles as a critique of the hype-hungry nature of contemporary rap fandom.” The New Yorker
“There’s an art to making personal, insular rap music without shutting the rest of the world out… Wiki walks it expertly.” Stereogum
“True to form, intricate and clever raps come packaged with Wik’s unmistakable cadence, an almost lazy drawl that defies the complexity of his content.” Life Without Andy
“OOFIE marks a striking return to the soundscape of New York for the rapper that still calls the city home.” Wonderland Magazine
I OH YOU, Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are excited to announce the return of New York City rapper Patrick ‘Wiki’ Morales to Australia this February. Wiki will tour in celebration of his latest album OOFIE, described by Pitchfork as “tight, diaristic raps and vignettes and grimy production.” Since departing XL Recordings, the record marks the rapper’s first release with his own label, Wikset Enterprise in partnership with The Orchard.
Two years on since his last international tour and sold-out stint in Australia, Wiki will take to three headline performances at The Tote in Melbourne on Wednesday 26 February, Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday 27 February and at Sydney’s Factory Floor on Friday 28 February. The Frontier Members Pre-sale for this tour begins Thursday 16 January (11am AEDT) before tickets go on sale to the general public from Monday 20 January (11am AEDT).
OOFIE is Morales’ third solo album since his work with Ratking, following Lil Me and No Mountains In Manhattan. Released in November 2019, OOFIE, which was preceded by the single, ‘Eggs‘, his collaboration with the legend, Madlib, showcases Wiki’s dexterity and skill as one of NYC’s greatest wordsmiths and curators, featuring collaborations with Lil Ugly Mane, Denzel Curry, Your Old Droog, Lansky Jones, Princess Nokia and duendita, including singles ‘Grim (feat. Lil Ugly Mane & Denzel Curry)’ and ‘Pesto’. Secure tickets early to avoid missing New York’s rap prodigy live.
OOFIE by Wiki is out now. Buy/stream it here. Pre-order the CD/LP at www.wikset.nyc/shop
out March 20 at all retailers.
WIKI AUS & NZ TOUR DATES
26 Feb – The Tote – Melbourne
27 Feb – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane
28 Feb – Factory Floor – Sydney
29 Feb – Farmer & The Owl Festival – Wollongong
1 March – Galatos – Auckland, NZ
Pre-sale tickets available 16 Jan at 11amAEDT
via frontiertouring.com/wiki General public tickets available 20 Jan at 11am AEDT