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Wiley Postpones More Dates After Shooting

17th December 2014

British rapper Wiley has postponed two more U.K. tour dates until January (15) following a shooting outside a venue where he was due to perform.The Heatwave hitmaker, real name Richard Cowie, was expected to play...

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British Rapper Wiley Cancels Gig Due To Shooting

16th December 2014

British rapper Wiley has cancelled a London gig after the venue where he was set to perform was closed due to a shooting.The Heatwave hitmaker, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, was expected to play a...

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Bbc Faces Backlash After Whitewashed 1xtrapowerlist Names Ed Sheeran Most Influential In Black And Urban Music

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th July 2014

The BBC’s 1Xtra chart for black and urban music, the 1XtraPower List, turns out to be remarkably, embarrassingly white. The list of the “most influential artists” has been referred to as “the saddest list in...

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British Rapper Wiley Deported From Canada

3rd April 2014

British rapper Wiley has lashed out at immigration officials in Canada after he was deported from the country before a show in Toronto on Wednesday (02Apr14).The Heatwave hitmaker, 35, was en route to the city...

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Wiley Scraps New Album Which Cost $42k To Make

4th February 2014

Wiley has scrapped his new album after spending $42,000 on recording sessions. The East London-rapper has revealed he isn't happy following the completion of his ninth studio album 'Snakes and Ladders' and took to Twitter...

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Wiley Fans Petition City Council For Statue

10th October 2013

Fans of British hip-hop star Wiley have launched a petition to erect a statue of the rapper in his native London.Rinse FM DJ Julie Adenuga has petitioned members of Tower Hamlets' council to build a...

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British Rappers Wiley And Dappy Cancel Tour

20th September 2013

British rappers Wiley and Dappy have axed their upcoming joint tour of the U.K.The London Mcs were set to join forces for their Meeting Of The Minds trek, which would travel to venues across the...

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U.k. Rapper Wiley Leads Mobo Award Nominations

4th September 2013

British rapper Wiley will lead the way at the 2013 Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after picking up four nominations on Tuesday (03Sep13).The London Mc, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, will battle it out...

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Wiley Leads Mobo Nominations

3rd September 2013

Wiley leads the list of nominees at the 2013 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards.The 'Boom Blast' hitmaker picked up four nominations including Best Male Act, Best UK Hip Hop/Grime, Best Album and his track...

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Legal Action For Wiley After 15-Minutes Of Pain In Cumbria

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th July 2013

Wiley, Cockrock, it was never going to work. But hindsight is just that: hindsight, and the grime rapper being pelted by objects from the crowd and storming off after 15 minutes is the current issue...

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Wiley Brands Fans As 'Pagans'

22nd July 2013

Wiley has branded his fans ''pagans'' after he was booed off stage at the weekend. The rapper has hit out at music enthusiasts at the CockRock festival in Cumbria, north west England, after they pelted...

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Wiley Booed Off Stage At Cockrock Festival In Cockermouth

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd July 2013

Firstly, note the restraint in the headline. Just note it, then read on. Wiley was booed off stage after he slated CockRock festival on Twitter. The U.K grime star was bemoaning the distance and mocking...

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Wiley In Second Festival Walkout Over Booing Crowd

22nd July 2013

British rapper Wiley cut short his set at a U.K. music festival at the weekend (20-21Jul13) after he was booed by revellers over previous comments he made about the event.The Heatwave hitmaker took to the...

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Wiley Explains Glastonbury Walkout

11th July 2013

British rapper Wiley has attempted to explain his reasons for backing out of a scheduled appearance at Glastonbury Festival, insisting he quit the gig over a previous disagreement with event bosses.The Heatwave hitmaker arrived at...

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Wiley 'Respects' Glastonbury

11th July 2013

Wiley ''respects'' Glastonbury but wants to help ''other festivals rise up.''The 'Heatwave' rapper and producer pulled out of his set at the iconic British festival - held on June 28-30 - at the last minute,...

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Wiley Pulls Out Of Glastonbury Dj Set

28th June 2013

British rapper Wiley has pulled out of plans to perform at the U.K.'s legendary Glastonbury festival after complaining about the weather conditions and the low pay.The Heatwave hitmaker arrived at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England...

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Wiley Loses It At Glastonbury: "F**K Them And Their Farm", Rapper Leaves Due To Weather

By Lauren James | 28th June 2013

Seems like someone's having a bad day: rapper Wiley's spit his dummy and begged to be taken off the line-up for the most prestigious festival in the world, Glastonbury. He tweeted organiser Emily Eavis with...

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Jessie J Excited About Fusion

9th April 2013

Jessie J ''can't wait'' to perform at Fusion Festival.The 'Price Tag' star is looking forward to headlining the new festival in Birmingham, England, not only because of the line-up, but also as it helps raise...

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Wiley Walks Out On His Label: Says He 'Don't Need' Warner Bros Anymore

By Joe Wilde | 5th April 2013

Grime MC Wiley has walked out on his label Warner Brothers in an explosive rant on Twitter during which he claimed that he 'don't need' the label any more. In his now deleted Tweet, the...

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Wiley Quits Record Label?

5th April 2013

Wiley claims to have quit his record label.The 33-year-old rapper - who recently leaked half of his new album 'The Ascent' after an incorrect version was sent to iTunes by Warner - is unhappy with...

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Rapper Wiley To Leave Record Label Over Disputes

5th April 2013

British rapper Wiley has publicly vowed to leave his record company following a string of issues with his new album.The Heatwave hitmaker's ninth studio record The Ascent was released on Monday (01Apr13) through Warner Records,...

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Wiley Leaks His Own Album Over Editing Dispute

20th March 2013

British rapper Wiley leaked his own album on Tuesday (19Mar20) after record executives allegedly failed to correct a mistake on the record.The Heatwave hitmaker's ninth studio album The Ascent was due to be released on...

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Plan B, Example And Rita Ora Set For Global Gathering

8th March 2013

Plan B, Example, Rita Ora, Katy B and DJ Fresh have all been confirmed for the Global Gathering. The British dance music festival has branched out into more commercial territory for 2013, today (08.03.13) announcing...

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Deposit Scheme For Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-j, Deftones And Boy Better Know

By Hayley Avron | 29th November 2012

It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the...

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Pictures: Rita Ora Wardrobe Malfunctions And Huge Surprise Guests At Red Bull Culture Clash

By Contributor | 8th November 2012

Boy Better Know arrive at the Red Bull Culture Clash in London ... but did they win?There was an urban music clash for the ages going on down in London last night (November 7) as...

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Annual Mobo Awards Final Line-up Confirmed

1st November 2012

JLS, Emeli Sandé and Labrinth will perform at the MOBO Awards.The acts are all part of the line up for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards 2012, which will take place in Liverpool...

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Rapper Wiley Will Never Play At Universities Again

28th October 2012

British rapper Wiley has vowed never to play concerts at universities ever again after receiving a frosty reception from students on his last tour.The Heatwave star scheduled a number of gigs at schools across the...

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Rapper Wiley Replaces Frank Ocean At U.k. Festival

14th August 2012

British rapper Wiley has been brought in to replace Frank Ocean at the U.K.'s V Festival after the R&B star scrapped his summer shows.The singer left fans devastated after announcing he was pulling out of...

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Wiley's Heatwave Grips U.k. To Score First Number One Single

6th August 2012

British hip-hop star Wiley has scored his first U.K. number one single with Heatwave.The London native beat Calvin Harris and Example's We'll Be Coming Back to steal the top spot with sales of 114,000, making...

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Wiley Wants To Work With Dizzee

31st July 2012

Wiley wants to work with Dizzee Rascal again.'Bonkers' rapper Dizzee - who appeared at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday (27.07.12) - has a long-running feud with the grime producer, but his...

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