The Godfather of Grime announces his (latest) plan for retirement.
In an interview with MTV, Wiley says that the project after his forthcoming album The Ascent will be his last.
“Even though getting to the top of the charts is a big deal, people forget that I’ve been doing music for 15 years now and yeah, I could keep releasing music and chasing another hit, but I want my next project after The Ascent album to be my last – I’m planning on retiring around the end of 2014 or 2015.
I just want to Alex Ferguson it and just leave things there! [Laughs]. By then things might have changed in the industry; I really can’t predict the future, but I know that me and Warner [Records] have got our last album to do and it’s in writing. I’ll be around 38-years old so that’s cool – I’ll just be stretched out chilling by the time I get to 39 [laughs].
This puts Wiley’s threats to retire at at least three to date. But with a number one hit in ‘Heatwave’ and a FACT Lifetime Achievement Award in the bag, maybe this time it’s legit. The Ascent is out through Warner Records on April 1 and features Emeli Sandé, Roll Deep, French Montana and the Far East Movement.