THIS IS THE LAST OFFERING FROM WILEY BEFORE HE DROPS THE GODFATHER ALBUM ON FRIDAY. HE EATS UP THE BEAT PRODUCED BY ZDOT & KRUNCHY FEROCIOUSLY IN THIS FREESTYLE SHOWCASING HIS INIMITABLE APPETITE FOR THE MUSIC. THIS ALBUM CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN RELENTLESS WITH SINGLE AFTER SINGLE, AND MANY INTERVIEWS EVEN BEFORE THE ALBUM DROPS.
THE VIDEO IS HIGHLY NOSTALGIC WITH CLIPS FROM LORD OF THE DECKS 2, THE ROLL DEEP DOCUMENTRY AND SHOT IN THE FABLED BASKETBALL COURTS IN WILEHOUSE. THE VIDEO IS ALSO DIRECTED BY KARNAGE AND EDITED BY MANGA, SHOWING AS EVER WILEY HAS INVOLVED HIS MATES AS HES DONE THROUGH OUT HIS LONG CAREER
IVE WATCHED SNOWY EVOLVE LIKE A RARE POKEMON! HIS JOURNEY AS AN EMCEE HAS BEEN FILLED WITH HIS FUN AND ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE. NOTTINGHAM IS A SMALL CITY AND ITS EASY TO GET BOGGED DOWN WITH THE WHOLE ‘OUT OF LONDON’ BOLLOCKS BUT SNOWY HAS BLOWN ALL THAT OUT OF THE WATER BY WORKING SMART AND HARD.
THIS TRACK IS FULL OF HIS CHEEKY AND CLEVER WORDPLAY AND JUST FIVES A GLIMPSE OF WHAT HES CAPABLE OF IN 2017
Out now on all digital platforms comes this multilayered EP by the multi genre spitting MC
From deep tracks to more jump up and dance vibes Stormin goes in! Drawing on his battle with cancer, his up bringing and family life the EP tells a range of stories and uses some of the best of the UK underground scene.
In the 18 months that I’ve been away the genre has exploded beyond anything I thought possible. Konicchwa was released, there was grime at the Brits, Stormzy announced a football signing and Wiley and Dizzee shared a stage on the same day.
Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, AJ from the Lane are all played on R1 day time and ModeFM/ NTS/ Radar have established themselves as the places to be heard with shows from Boy Better Know, Spooky (even squeezing in a weekly breakfast show) Argue, Slimzee, and AG has moved from Mode to NTS.
The female presence has grown massively too, there’s more MCs, more DJ’s, more bloggers, more photographers.
Grime has taken over the festivals. I don’t mean early slots in little tents I mean Skepta on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, I mean JMEs Tropical having tents up and down the country, Stormzy and Big Narstie on the main stage at Detonate plus many many more.
Every week I see MCs and DJs in NewYork, New Zealand, Russia, Croatia, Japan, Berlin, Barcelona, Ibiza, Toronto. Grime is truly international.
The unstoppable Lord Of The Mics team have released clothing, held a live show and collaborated with high end brand phirewire and are looking at their 8th release if they go ahead this year.
The Den has become the place to perform and it’s DJ clashes legendary!
There has been album releases, tours and the quality of the music just keeps getting better.
I think people have finally stopped dismissing Grime and I haven’t heard anyone declare “Grime is dead!” For about three years now, the genre has finally envolved and established itself and its many artists as an unstoppable force that no one can dismiss any longer.