Legendary grime pioneer Wiley releases his 12th studio album Godfather II. The album serves as the follow up to 2017’s Godfather which garnered critical acclaim and became Wiley’s highest charting album to date. This 12-track collection functions as yet another victory lap for the MC, further solidifying his status as one of Grime’s most celebrated trailblazers. In the years since grime’s initial conception the genre has generated a level of recognition and success and as the style continues to evolve and champion new stars, The Godfather II is a reminder of the ‘Godfather of Grime’s’ contributions to the genre. Tracks such as Been A While and I Call the Shots which features BBK member JME bear the hallmarks of classic Wiley cuts; ferocious energy, braggadocios lyrics and mosh-pit inducing production. Pairing as the set’s opening songs, long-time fans and grime purists alike will be content. Ever the innovator, Wiley has proven time and time again he’s an artist unafraid to sonically delve into new lanes. The funk-inspired Certified featuring multi-MOBO award winner Shakka is an uptempo number laced with a soul-led bassline, and echoes of nostalgia. The introspection of Still Standing amplifies the constant internal battles artists experience both professionally and personal, Wiley delivers contemplative lyrics over a beat harkening back to the ‘90s.
- Genre Bass & Dubstep
- Released 25/05/18