"Wiley is big, not as big as canary wharf. But he is big."

07 September 2015

"Wiley is big, not as big as canary wharf. But he is big."

Now a whole lot of of time is spent talking about Wiley. Did he start grime? Will he turn up? Has he sold out? Is he the best? What can't be denied is that everyone's talking about Wiley these days, everyone's talking about Skepta, everyone's talking about Stormzy and everyone's talking about Lethal B. The whole scene has blown up. With the help of social media a small movement born in East London, that people couldn't even name, has a exploded on a worldwide scale.

These two documentaries show Wiley and the Grime scenes progression over a ten year period. From the "What you call it" days to his 2013 hit pop album Ascending. Both an interesting watch, but the comparison really shows what can be done in ten years with hard work and that East London swagger. Wiley has gone on to release more albums and mixtapes and will continue to do so because that's Wiley. Ascending wasn't a grime album, Wiley would be the first person to tell you that, It is however the pop album that made Grimes godfather a pop star and what that has done for Grime is amazing. Obviously Wiley's not solely responsible for this, but he seems to have played a huge part at some point in every talented MC's career.