Rico and Dun are Los Rakas, were born in Panama but are so Bay Area, hyphy in their own way. The video they made for their Uproot Andy "Abrazame" remix featuring Faviola is a San Francisco ex-pat's worst nightmare— full of Mission afternoon rooftop glow and there's a great dog on the beach. For their new song "Kalle," the duo un-turfed their sound some but it's strong in the same way as ever; quick and manish enough to get anybody brawny agitated, but with incantation hooks an Aventura-loving round-the-way girl can warble. Craig Nisperos shot them in four of five boroughs for the video and they look good in New York: on the Brooklyn Bridge, on surveillance cam in the bodega, in front of a mural on the LES, surrounded by a bow-throwing harem in Harlem and the South Bronx. Rakas will be on tour with Collie Buddz, at home in your hood through the south and the east coast up to Canada and back westward, from now till 4/20.
Download: Los Rakas, "Kalle"