Wiley Biography

Richard Kylea Cowie (born 19 January 1979), better known by his stage name Wiley, is an English rapper, songwriter, and record producer with Caribbean roots from Trinidad and Antigua, originating from Bow, East London. He first rose to fame as a grime MC and continuously produces grime music while 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". He is considered a pioneer in the UK underground music scene, and a versatile music artist with many crossover hits.

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Wiley News

Wiley hits out at BBC 1Xtra power list topped by Ed Sheeran

Rapper says UK music industry is backwards and black artists are being 'bumped'

  • Jul 13, 2014

Wiley reacts angrily on Twitter after being deported from Canada

Grime MC sent to Glasgow after attempting to travel to Toronto for a live show

  • Apr 3, 2014

Wiley puts out new mixtape 'Ya Dun Know Vol 1'

The rapper follows his 2013 album 'The Ascent' with free mix

  • Mar 6, 2014

Wiley scraps new album after spending £25,000 on it

The grime MC says he's started again on 'Snakes and Ladders'

  • Feb 4, 2014

Wiley on Dizzee Rascal's Radio 1 Twitter rant: 'He's sick of being a robot'

'Even though he is ahead with money,' Wiley says, 'Dizzee is not happy'

  • Nov 9, 2013

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Wiley Music Videos

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You Know The Words

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You Know The Words

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Vibration

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Own Lane

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Little Secrets

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Wiley Reviews

Wiley - 'Reload, Aim, Fire'

Wiley - 'Reload, Aim, Fire'

Hyperactive grime instrumental to make you forget the album

  • May 22, 2013

Wiley - 'The Ascent'

The grime superhero fails to flex his production muscles, despite cameos from the underground’s biggest hitters

  • Apr 2, 2013

Wiley Feat. Chip – 'Reload'

A distillation of an entire ‘Now That’s What I Call… Ibiza’ album

  • Feb 22, 2013

Wiley

Camden Barfly, London, July 30

  • Aug 8, 2012

Wiley Featuring Ms D - 'Heatwave'

All the standard bits of a ‘summer smash’

  • Jul 30, 2012

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