Life is always better with a soundtrack, and time spent hard at work in the office is no different. Therefore, coming your way every Tuesday will be album of the week; a release we can't contain our excitement for or a record we have been reluctant to take off repeat since its first play. We’ll be putting the time in to explore the world of new releases on a quest to bring you the best. While we’re at it, just because we’re feeling generous, we’ll be digging deep into our collections and giving classic albums the airplay they deserve.
(Returning with serious conviction; Wiley - Godfather)
While Skepta’s Konnichiwa will be remembered as the landmark moment grime dragged itself from the underground and forcefully grabbed the attention of the nation with both hands, its potential to arise dormant artists may yet prove to be its lasting achievement. One such artist is Wiley. The proclaimed godfather of grime has been an irrepressible force of the genre since its early beginnings, and yet, his latest LP Godfather appears invigorated with the energy of a fresh faced MC vying to establish himself on the scene – rather than that of a veteran into the second decade of his career churning out another body of work.
The Roll Deep and BBK man marks his return with a bang on Godfather; intrinsically channelling his accomplished status onto record over the course of the album’s 17 breathless tracks. With guest appearances from the likes of P Money, JME and Flowdan, Wiley is all too happy to recite his reputation as an integral pillar of grime, and we’re all too happy to hear him in form and laying it down with aplomb.
You can listen to Godfather below via Spotify.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Wiley via Supercharged