Wiley
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1979-01-19
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Wiley

Wiley Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Cowie Jnr (born 19 January 1979), better known by his stage name Wiley and in his early career Wiley Kat, is an English recording artist, record producer and DJ from Bow, East London. He first tasted success as a member of UK garage crew Pay As U Go, with whom he had a top 40 hit, "Champagne Dance" in 2001. In the early 2000s, he independently released a series of highly influential eskibeat instrumentals on white label vinyl, most notably the first in the series "Eskimo" and rose to fame as a grime MC both for his solo work and for material released with his crew Roll Deep.

Wiley has continued to make grime music while also releasing mainstream singles, such as the UK Singles Chart top 10 hits "Wearing My Rolex", "Never Be Your Woman" and his UK number-one "Heatwave". A key player in the creation of grime music and often called the Godfather of Grime, he is considered a pioneer in the British underground music scene with a prolific work rate and a versatile music artist with many crossover hits.

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Wiley Performances & Interviews


Wiley Tracks

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Better Than The Rest (feat. Wiley)
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Better Than The Rest (feat. Wiley)
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Bar (feat. D Double E & Scratchy)
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Bar (feat. D Double E & Scratchy)
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Call The Shots (feat. Jme)
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Call The Shots (feat. Jme)
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Cheer Up, It's Christmas
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Cheer Up, It's Christmas
Kano
3 Wheel-ups (feat. Wiley & Giggs)
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3 Wheel-ups (feat. Wiley & Giggs)
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Heatwave (feat. Ms D)
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Heatwave (feat. Ms D)
Flowdan
Original Ragamuffin (feat. Wiley)
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Original Ragamuffin (feat. Wiley)
Filthy Gears
Step Up (feat. Jammz, Wiley, Capo Lee & C Cane)
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Step Up (feat. Jammz, Wiley, Capo Lee & C Cane)
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Eskimo
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Eskimo
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Eskimo II (Instrumental)
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Eskimo II (Instrumental)
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Gangsters
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Gangsters
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Wearing My Rolex
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Wearing My Rolex
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Playlists featuring Wiley


Upcoming Events

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Feb
2018
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Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, UK
22
Feb
2018
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O2 Institute2 Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
23
Feb
2018
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Motion, Bristol, UK
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Feb
2018
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Brickworks, Nottingham, UK
2
Mar
2018
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O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Reading + Leeds: 2017
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Reading
2017-08-25T11:58:53
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25
Aug
2017
Reading + Leeds: 2017

Reading + Leeds: 2017

10:00
Reading
Glastonbury: 2017
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2017-06-23T11:58:53
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23
Jun
2017
Glastonbury: 2017

Glastonbury: 2017

00:01
Worthy Farm, Pilton
1Xtra Live: 2016 - Liverpool
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Liverpool
2016-10-08T11:58:53
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8
Oct
2016
1Xtra Live: 2016 - Liverpool

1Xtra Live: 2016 - Liverpool

19:30
Liverpool
Reading + Leeds: 2013
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Reading
Leeds
2013-08-23T11:58:53
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23
Aug
2013
Reading + Leeds: 2013

Reading + Leeds: 2013

Reading
Global Gathering: 2013
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Stratford-Upon-Avon
2013-07-26T11:58:53
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26
Jul
2013
Global Gathering: 2013

Global Gathering: 2013

Stratford-Upon-Avon

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