After starting 2019 with a freshly militant aim at Skepta, grime overlord Wiley is hitting off 2020 with a new enemy in his crosshairs — Stormzy. Last week the two duked it out online, with Stormzy calling Wiley a “crackhead.” Much of this was a result of Stormzy’s latest No. 1 on the UK charts being alongside Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran (“Own It”), the latter who Wiley has been vocally critical of being a grime culture vulture in the past. But the legendary call-outer isn’t letting the newfound king of grime off easy, instead, he’s challenging him to a classic battle of the emcees with a brutal new send, “Eediyat Skengman.”
As is expected, Wiley isn’t afraid to turn things up a notch, letting loose on the Croydon native over a brain-shaking dub instrumental. He throws water on the fire of Stormzy’s recent “Wiley Flow” cut which celebrated the pioneer’s longstanding legacy. “These bumbaclat flows I’m hearing are all my ones / It’s not homage, looking like a sly one, I know when a brudda and a label join together and they try one / They all copy me, they want some of my one / It don’t work though ‘cause this my ting / And I’m the heavyweight champ of the grime ting.”
Just last week, Dot Rotten went on to criticize the entire grime scene, claiming that no one has been putting on for the community, further claiming that Boy Better Know copied one of his songs on top of stating that JME and his recent Grime MC project were subpar. Wiley responded in visceral fashion, letting off a string of diss tracks with equally in-your-face bars.
You can listen to “Eediyat Skengman” below.
For more in grime, AJ Tracey recently released a visual for “Zelda.”
Stormzy fully bodied Wiley here ngl pic.twitter.com/mGTH0V7lQd
— . (@wtfwaz) January 1, 2020