Levels BEEN high!
“Wiley raised the level” This is what is said from multiple blogs upon reviewing “The Godfather”. People reviewing this album are coming off like Wiley hasn’t been at this level from day! From a personal view, I am a grime guy so hearing comments that suggest Wiley hasn’t been a key figure in this Genre since the start is hard to digest.
The Godfather is not an album where Wiley had to summon all this musical strength to defeat his competitors. This album I feel is more of Wiley just giving the up and comers and established artists in Grime a gentle reminder that he has been here from day, can go on any Grime beat and will only adapt as the years roll on.
This album has tracks like Name Brand where you get that summer feel and with J2K on it, a feel of old school as J2K hasn’t been heard on a track like that for a while. If you’re looking for an old school Grime beat and a SICK feature, Bang is THAT TRACK. Ghetts absolute destroyed this beat and you will feel like you’re locked into pirate radio. Then there is ‘U Were Always’ a slower track, not exactly grime but a dope track and this track is backs up what I said earlier about Wiley being able to adapt to the current generation.
All I am trying to say is Wiley deserves more than “oh he raised the levels” as if to say he doesn’t have the work rate to do so! Mad features, sick beats and some lyrics you will constantly be humming.