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According to Rwdmag.com, Wiley has bounced from his label:
another Wiley vs. Label saga, Eskiboy is now speaking up about his deal with Asylum Records, the Atlantic Records-linked label that recently put out his massive single, Wearing My Rolex.
After dealings with XL Recordings (Treading on Thin Ice), Relentless (Roll Deep’s In At The Deep End) and Big Dada (Playtime Is Over), it seems Wiley has walked out on another record deal. In a series of threads posted on RWD’s very own forum grime’s 29 year-old Godfather has dropped a few words about signing to big labels. “The problem is when someone thinks they can mould you into something not understanding one day you will wake up and notice. Asylum didn’t deserve me,” he shockingly said in a thread titled ‘Do Not Sign A Record Deal If U Have Got Money’.
After staggeringly releasing in depth financial information about his impending album and follow-up to Summertime, Wiley revealed all about his healthy bank balance. “I have to remind everyone I had my bikes, car, chain and watch and all that before this album deal so I didn’t need to sign this deal really but I got pressured into it by my manager obviously he just wanted money and I signed knowing I was gonna end up flipping cos it wasn’t me it was what asylum wanted me to be which was never gonna work.”
He also went on to mention, “I’m jus doin’ my ting now f*** everyone, I swear.”
He’s talented, but crazy. He was going to get his album mass marketed at the most lucrative time of the year for album sales. He should have got the platinum album, inflate the fee for his stage show, make some serious ££££ in 09′, then leave the label if it was that bad.
It’s a shame, he was about to get that push to that next level.
Looks like he still is putting out an album on Atlantic, apparently Wiley wrote a letter to the label apologising for the above.
Previously: When artists change labels