The release of Wiley's Godfather II comes after the legendary grime artist teased retirement with 2017s Godfather. Nearly 20 years into his career, it's clear that Wiley has had changes of heart throughout his journey, and "Still Standing," a sentimental track from the project, reflects on those ups and downs. "I lost my confidence / And got it back / Had chart success / It was fake, though, I should have kicked back / I weren't chasing the art / I was chasing the cheque; slacking / Now I see clear for real, let's get it cracking," he raps. From the sounds of it, Wiley isn't going anywhere.
The grime godfather's new project features guest appearances from the likes of JME, Kyla, and Wretch 32. You can listen to the full project here.
Is it love? Is it friends?
Or is it us being in the music biz?
I let 'em know Iearnt all they taught me
Flicking through photos
That were took by Courtney
Everything I do now, I embrace it
Any opportunity I see, I take it