Wiley On Dizzee Rascal: “He’S Not The King Of Grime”
In a rare interview, Wiley has spoken about his mysterious (ex) friendship with Dizzee Rascal, saying that although he would have liked to reunite with his old friend, he realises that after almost a decade of not talking it isn’t likely to happen. Speaking to TaleTela.com, the grime pioneer shared his thoughts on Dizzee being classed as the King of Grime…
"He’s not the King of Grime; he’s the king of doing eight years from a grime scene and putting money in his bank - he’s the king of that. So he’s the king of money but he’s not the king of grime, the music and the movement of it – he hasn’t had a part in it for ages and he should come back but that’s up to him."
He went on to talk about their complicated relationship, saying: "It’s not a frenemies thing, it’s been so hot, cold, up and down plus not seeing each other for eight years – it’s long.
“There are so many times I would’ve worked with him or I have tried to or whatever and he just doesn’t care – and he ain’t gonna care now so there’s no point. We’ve all just got to move on and most have anyway."
Words: Maz Khan (@mazhalima)