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Stormzy pays homage to Wiley on hard-hitting new cut "Wiley Flow"

16 September 2019, 10:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Stormzy surprised fans last night (15 September) with a new single that honours Wiley, titled "Wiley Flow".

"Wiley Flow" landed pretty close to Wiley and Stormzy's conversation addressing Ed Sheeran's "Take Me Back To London" remix track, which Wiley is not a fan of.

Wiley posted that he was in "shock" from the remix, and went on to write, "Ed your banned and I don't wanna hear you on another grime beat ever again you don't deserve it." His comments provoked a response from Stormzy, who told Wiley "I love you and respect you brother but nah don't do that."

Now it seems their disagreement over Sheeran is long in the past, as Stormzy's new single pays homage to the grime legend.

Stormzy's chorus on "WIley F`low" samples Wiley's lyrics from his "Bad Em Up" track featuring JME, and the track also sees Stormzy channel Wiley's flow from his 2008 song "Nightbus Dubplate".

The video contains flashing lights, which may be unsuitable for readers with photosensitive epilepsy.

At first people were confused as to whether the track was a diss, but both Stormzy and Wiley have cleared that up. Wiley posted the video to his Instagram writing, "My brudda 4 life Stormzy."

Stormzy's new single arrives after last week's "Sounds Of The Skeng", his Number One single "Vossi Bop", and "Crown".

"Wiley Flow" is out now.
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