Wiley on his final album: ‘I need to not let grime die on the way out’

While I was waiting for Wiley to answer the phone for our interview, he was busily tweeting about the greatness of The Wire (“people will be tryna copy it for ever”), the killing of George Floyd (“there has to be consequences”), and his spice-free passionfruit and mango flavour order at Nando’s (“no shame at all”). It is hard to imagine someone more committed to sharing their every waking thought with the world. So it came as a surprise to discover that his new album would be his last. “I’m 41,” he tells me. “I don’t want to try and fit in with kids. I just need to not let my genre die on the way out”…


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