The grime hero thinks artists should sing their own words
Wiley has hit out at P Diddy, claiming that artists who don’t write and sing their own lyrics are ‘puppets’.
The ‘Can You Hear Me’ and ‘Can’t Go Wrong’ grime hero was talking to Q about his 10 rules for living, with one of his commandments as ‘never let anyone else compose your lyrics for you’.
“If you’re an MC, never in your whole career let anyone write your rap,” he said. “If you’re telling me you’re “the guy” and you use a lyric you haven’t spat, you’re not that person. Even when you get into the music industry and everyone is trying to be a billionaire, write your own raps.
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“Singing someone else’s words is fine if you’re P Diddy – an artist who isn’t really a rapper – that’s different too: you’re a puppet. But if you’re an MC and you want to be ‘great’, don’t bother.”
Wiley’s ‘Godfather’ album is now set for release on November 4 after several delays. Back in March, Wiley revealed that he planned to release the album, his 11th, on September 2.