And despite all the recent distractions, it seems the grime legend – or at least his on-off manager, John Woolf – has been very busy. First off, he’s made a single with garage veteran MJ Cole, called ‘From the Drop’, which will be released on Cole’s Prolific record label. You can hear an early version of that single, which sounds a little bit like Wiley riding a slowed-down version of his own ‘Crash Bandicoot’, on the radio clip below:
Wiley hasn’t just been making phone calls to the UK though. According to John Woolf’s Twitter, Wiley’s also recorded a song with Diplomats rapper Juelz Santana – news that’s been confirmed by Santana himself. No idea on the title or release plans for this one, but considering Santana’s one of the few rappers with a style as idiosyncratic and downright weird as Wiley’s, we’re looking forward to it.
Oh, and Wiley’s also been Twitter-courting Nicki Minaj about a collaboration. Minaj hasn’t publically replied, but in Wiley’s own words, he’s “gonna get her”. Fingers crossed.