Over the past five years, Wiki has cemented himself as one of vanguards of New York as a hip-hop institution. While the city has come to champion a variety of sounds and styles, from ASAP Rocky's embrace of Southern aesthetics to melodic hitmakers Desiigner and A Boogie, Wiki stuck to his dense, snarling raps.

It's paying off in 2017. His work with Ratking led to Wiki collaborating with U.K. artists like King Krule, and in 2017 he signed with the legendary XL Recordings. His first album on the label, No Mountains in Manhattan, is a new level of excellence for the artist born Patrick Morales. 

But that doesn't mean he's suddenly immune to the power of the pup. For this week's episode of Hounded, we sat Wiki down to talk music, dolphin flippers, and if he really lost his virginity in a church. Watch above, and revisit our video profile of Ratking below.