Archive for October, 2008
I feeling this video (even tho Tinchy uploaded later than 10pm lol)…Its shot by the same people that shot Be Cool.
I don’t know what to say bout this tune but one thing I do wanna know…..Is that the porn woman that was on big brother??
This is a hood video from Cell 22. He had nuff features on my first mixtape ‘Learn From My Mixtape’. I think he filmed two videos in two days so he’ll be coming with a next one kinda quick still.
Let me know what you think.
I did this at the She’s Glowing Video shoot for Raj…Good little idea still
Wretch 32: So what can you tell us about the She’s Glowin’ video?
Wiley: The visual today is the one-away club scene with the gyal dem ting and obviously the man dem in the place. We’re just trying to capture the club element of the tune and get a good performance from me, Kano and Ghetto. It’s all panning out nicely still.
32: How did the track come about?
W: I was up in Manchester and I got Kano and Ghetto on it and it just came together neatly. It’s a massive look for the scene and we’re doing some other grime ones as well. Right now everyone understands that you can be powerful on your own but when you come together you are more powerful. All the MCs at the top need to work together. What we need to do now is what me and Ghetto was talking about which was The Movement and Boy Better Know tour. That’s where we’re gonna get rich, not from borrowing money off of record labels.
32: What inspired you to go for the autotune?
W: I tried to put a slight bit on and then I took the bass out of my voice to get the effect and some people don’t like it, some people do. Some people are even like ‘Wiley stop using autotune’ but it’s the only one I’ve done! It’s only one, I was just having a try (laughs).
32: So when’s the album coming out?
W: They’re both out next year. I’ve done See Clear Now with the label and I’ve nearly finished Race Against Time which will come out independently on Eskibeat so I’m trying to make the independent release as big and prominent as the label release. I’ve got the Roll Deep album out there as well, so there’s loads of reasons why people won’t be able to deny me for the next few years.
32: What did Wearing my Rolex do for you?
W: Wearing My Rolex changed mans whole life. If it weren’t for that I would have just been making grime tunes. They would have hit, but not as hard, Wearing My Rolex changed my whole skin. I can do a PA for three grand. I’ve never been here before. Kano, Dizzee and Lethal have been here for years. I’ve got kids innit. I do stuff for them innit, but I bought some cars though (laughs) for my own self. And I had to buy the Bentley innit.
32: How did this two album thing come about?
W: Race Against Time was what I was doing already, then Wearing My Rolex got signed and that turned into an album deal, so once I finished See Clear Now I just went back to Race Against Time and She’s Glowin’ is the first single from that.
32: What features can we expect to hear?
W: On See Clear Now you can hear Scorcher, Kano, a guy called Jake Gosling, loads of different producers – not any from our scene but it was already done init, so I just pressed done. But Race Against Time is the one I care about. Where’s My Brother? is the next single from Race Against Time and I’ve got a remix of that with Chipmunk, so I am trying to do this thing, but it needs to work out financially cos anything I make I can put back into it and make more music and videos and all of that. This is the first video I’ve financed myself so hopefully there’ll be more. This is where my heart is. It’s in She’s Glowin’, it’s in Where’s My Brother, it’s in Race Against Time.
32: Do you think you’re at your peak now?
W: I’m getting there cos I’m 29 and I’m only now finally understanding myself and I’m trying to make sure that every track I make is the best it can be. What about you though cos your thing came out last week innit?
32: Wretchrospective is like all of the CDs in one. It’s a celebration CD – the victory lap. I was in a proper zone, I had the whole Wretchro haircut and everything.