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  • 10/26/2010

Wiley "It's Wiley"

Between his incessant Twitter feed, lengthy Ustream broadcasts, unloading of free tracks online, random guest appearances, and the like, 2010 has turned out to be quite an unconventionally big year for UK grime icon Wiley. We say "unconventionally big" because, despite not releasing a proper album and only one official single, Wiley seems to have popped up on everyone's radar multiple times throughout the year. Continuing in that fashion, Wiley delivers this fresh tune, which he recorded while spending some time in Jamaica (incidentally, what happened to the Ustreams from that trip?). Wiley is in top form as he spits his whirlwind verse over producer Prodigal's banging, brand-new Showa Eski Riddim—waxing somewhat nonsensical for a large part of his stream-of-consciousness flow, but we wouldn't take our Eskiboy any other way. You can check out more versions of Prodigal's riddim from Lady Chann, Ward 21, Natalie Storm, and more when it drops late next month. (Editor's note: It's been brought to our attention that Wiley's vocal here may just be a sped up version of his flow from the "From the Drop" track with MJ Cole. Pending further investigations, it seems we've been duped. Update: Prodigal tells us Wiley did indeed record these vocals live, as indicated by the consistent "Showa Eski" mentions. Regardless, it seems Wiley pulled a fast one and recycled his flows a bit. Oh, Eskiboy!)

Average: 7.9 (34 votes)

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