Wiley (Richard Kylea Cowie) is an English rapper/ songwriter/ record producer and recording artist from East london. It is unlikely you've not heard of this guy - he was released a number of top ten (and number 1 singles) such as "Wearing My Rolex," "Heatwave," "Can You Hear Me?" and "Take That."
To date Wiley has released eight studio albums; "Treddin' on Thin Ice," "Playtime Is Overtime," "Grime Wave," "See Clear Now," "Race Against Time," "100% Publishing," "Chill Out Zone," "Evolve or Be Extinct," and is due to release his ninth "The Ascent" on March 11th.
Wiley has received some great reviews in spite of his set being referred to as 'shambles.' He gets away with it though due to his superb ability to reach all audiences. Despite achieving the perfect balance between underground and mainstream music (rap with a hint of dance anthem, and hip hop), Wiley never seems to drift too far away from his grime roots.
I like it. Check him out.
18th April. Waterfront - Norwich, UK
19th April. HMV Institute - Digbeth, UK
20th April. The Forum - London, UK
22nd April. Ritz Manchester - Manchester, UK
25th April. O2 Academy - Bristol
For more information regarding tickets and tour dates, check out: http://www.songkick.com/artists/262139-wiley/calendar