Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Quick Review: Wiley - Grime Wave

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex

Grime Wave
Eskibeat Recordings

So he may not turn up for a PA on the outskirts of Liverpool, Manchester or even London but who gives a fuck. Wiley is a grimey genius. Again he tries to bring through youngers (previously Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy, Syer B, Caramel Poo Poo, Little D and Chipmunk have all prospered under his Bow E3 shaped wing) and on this wave the likes of Messy and Desperado get their turn; The MCs semi shine on title track, Grime Wave. Across town collabs come from Flo Dan, Frisco, Brazen, Stryderman and co but Eskiboy excels. Highlights include If Your Going Out I’m coming Out Too = shut up, Fire Ain't Burning No More = your aunt knows, Where You Gonna Run To? = dirty like a Thai whore, and Grime Kid = beat-heavy grime firework (producer Manic can do no wrong in my eyes, I’d lend him £30 without even specifying a return date). Slap yourself before you doubt Richard Cowie again.
Track to Check: Where You Gonna Run To?
3.75 /5