In the great pantheon of British musical geniuses Wiley is up there. As offbeat as Syd Barrett, as thrillingly productive as the Beatles, as eccentric as Ray Davies and a volatile as the Sex Pistols, he is one of our country's greatest mavericks, and undeniably the most important figure in dragging grime from a perceived flash in the pan music scene to the most thrilling genre the country has seen for decades. Oh and most importantly, boy can he spit.
His status remains as high as ever, with his recent album The Godfather earning widespread praise since being released at the beginning of the year. He'll be bringing that opus to life in 2017, with one such date seeing him take over Manchester's fabled Albert Hall as part of a co-promotion between the Warehouse Project and Hit & Run.