Release Date. 11/06/12
Catalogue Number. BDDNL209
Widely acknowledged as the King of Grime, ten years in the game, a pioneer of his own style of music, Wiley is still capable of taking prodigious left turns when the mood is upon him. So, following up Evolve Or Be Extinct and his online freestyles, the legend teams up with some relative newcomers for a heartfelt and positive tune about the difficulties of doing the right thing - however hard you might try.
With production from beat wunderkind Bangles, lyrics from Cashtastic and a chorus from the Bow J Blige, Tereza Delzz, "I'm Only Human" is a truly beautiful tune with a profound and moving message. Tie all that to an understated, lovingly lit and shot video in which ordinary people write their messages on to a a massive wall, and you have pure UK urban gold. Showing Wiley's diversity, his need to say something rather than just spit any old shit, "I'm Only Human" is a fantastic way to round off single releases from Wiley's latest album, the highly acclaimed Evolve Or Be Extinct.
Head to the Wiley Store to pick up Snakes & Ladders on 2LP/CD formats. T-shirts designed by Ted's Draws and bundle packages are also available. See photos from the London Scala show on Big Dada Facebook.