Wiley, also known as Eskiboy (real name Richard Kylea Cowie, born 19 January 1979) is a Grime MC and producer from Bow E3, East London. Wiley has created his own musical genre, which he calls "Eski", and which is largely associated with the Grime genre. "Eskimo", from which the genre takes its name, is probably the best known Eski track. Originally performing under the title "Wiley Kat" (adopted from the Thundercats cartoon), he has now shortened his stage name and rarely is referred to as "Wiley Kat".Read More...
Wiley is known as 'the godfather of grime', since it is widely regarded he is a pioneering influence in the grime scene, and he is also notable for his exceptional work-rate, having five projects lined up for 2008 alone. Wiley has been one of the biggest artists in the history of the genre, releasing three albums and having been signed to XL Recordings and now to Big Dada Recordings, on which he has recently released his third album "Playtime Is Over". Wiley founded Eskibeat Recordings in 2007. This Is Not A crew but is a record label which consists of MC's such as Chipmunk, Little Dee and ice kid.
In 2008, Wiley found mainstream success with his hit single 'Wearing My Rolex'.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- LyricsWhat would we do
Usually drink, usually dance, usually bubble
All I want to do is tell you I love you
That's when I start promising the world to
A brand new girl I don't even know yet
- Wearing My Rolex (Radio Edit) - 154,383 plays
- Grime Kid - 61,803 plays
- LyricsIf I draw 5 for the day
Then we ain't got to worry, we're nice for the day
Inspired by the sun, take flight for the day
Sippin' a cold beer, sunshine in your face
Long nights are crazy we are on them
- Bow E3 - 75,765 plays
- Gangsters - 62,431 plays
- Local Lad - 45,242 plays
- No Qualms - 42,912 plays
- Wearing My Rolex - Radio Edit - 84,761 plays
- Never Be Your Woman (Shy FX Radio Edit) [feat. Emeli Sandé] - 48,592 plays