Wiki Goes All City in ‘The Mayor: Wiki’s Five Borough Tour’
“Don’t do it for top ten or radio”
An effective leader knows his constituents, and Boiler Room’s new mini documentary, The Mayor: Wiki’s Five Borough Tour, showcases Wiki going absolutely crazy at every performance while also exploring his very own place in the big city.
We get glimpses of the thriving MC’s seamless flow that rolls off beats effortlessly as he prepares to release his solo album, No Mountains in Manhattan. We also get a look scenes representative of each boroughs: an old beerhall in Queens, a backyard Bronx barbecue, a Bushwick rooftop show in Brooklyn, a rainy ferry ride to Staten Island and a packed Nuyorican Poets Cafe in Manhattan.
It is an intimate take on the young rapper and his approach to life in his hometown. While we see Wiki and his crew traversing the city through trains and buses, he acknowledges the constant hustle of trying to make it and admits that it never stops. “So at the end of the day, until you crazy paid, you’re not gonna be like, ‘Oh I’m chilling in New York with my backyard,’” he says.
As a bonus treat, the opening scene features an even younger Wiki in 2012 on a rooftop during a rainy September night, rambling about the eternal plight of New Yorkers. “It’s like a natural feeling for a New Yorker to be like fuck the city. It’s like natural to have nostalgia for how shit was,” he says. “If you don’t have that then you’re not a New Yorker,” he quips.
Check the doc out above.