Cultural life: Wiley, rapper

'You should read Howling at the Moon by Walter Yetnikoff'

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At the moment what I am  listening to varies from  established US acts such as 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West to some of my favourites such as the Young Money Cash Money acts Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. I’m listening to a new West Coast rapper at the moment called Problem. I really like his stuff. Over here I really like Wretch 32’s new material. In Europe, I have discovered different styles of house music. I also like deep house and that whole scene.


I watch quite a lot of TV.  I like Eastenders and Waterloo Road. Boardwalk Empire is a great show.


You should read Howling at the Moon by Walter Yetnikoff, an amazing book about the music industry in the 1980’s and his dealings with Michael Jackson and other huge acts.


I haven’t been to the cinema that much lately but I’m looking forward to seeing the new Iron Man film and also The Great Gatsby, and Anchorman 2 when it comes out.


I haven’t had time to check out any shows but I do love the Funny or Die website Will Ferrell runs.

Wiley performs at GlobalGathering, Stratford Upon Avon (, 26 and 27 July.  His  new single ‘Lights On’ is out now.