‘The Godfather 3’ Is A Perfect Swansong In Wiley’s Glittering Career

Before the release of his new album, The Godfather 3, Wiley announced that the third drop in his Godfather series would be his last ever album. “I’m 41,” he told The Guardian’s Dan Hancox. “I don’t want to try and fit in with kids. I just need to not let my genre die on the way out.” A poignant announcement but, given his history of unpredictability and living completely on his own terms (the grime legend has done everything from miss his own video shoots to firing and rehiring his manager an absurd amount of times), his words may be seen as hollow. After all, this isn’t the first time he’s played the retirement card, over a decade after initially contemplating retirement. But Wiley has seen and done it all in his legendary career, earning the right to bow out when he’s good and ready…


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