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UK’s ‘Godfather of Grime’ Wiley lands the cover of iconic NME magazine ahead of ‘final’ album release

LONG LIVE THE KING: Wiley

LONG LIVE THE KING: Wiley

BRITISH MC Wiley, affectionately dubbed ‘The Godfather of Grime’, has landed the cover of iconic magazine NME.

The honour, which sees the east London-born star called a ‘king’, will hit shelves on Friday (Jan 13), the same day Wiley releases his final album.

“Big up @nmemagazine for the front cover vibes,” Wiley wrote on Instagram.

Playing an instrumental role in cultivating the thriving grime scene, Wiley is considered a pioneer in the English underground music scene with a prolific work rate and a versatile music artist with many crossover hits, including UK Singles Chart top 10 hits Wearing My Rolex, Never Be Your Woman and UK No.1 Heatwave.

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And last year, he was awarded a special Paving The Way plaque from the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards.

A timely honour as the 37-year-old says his upcoming album, titled The Godfather, will be his last.

“This is my last album, in theory. You know, Wiley the brand, you’re not going to see me trying to cane the arse out of tens of Wileys, you will not. I’ll always use my money to do other, smart things.”

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