Even though Wiley never really crossed over into the US mainstream, the grime rapper has some mainstream success in his native UK by forging the genre that made him, and rapping over house and dance music. Although the States still has an uneasy relationship between dance music and hip-hop, both Wiley and Dizzee have topped the charts in England with their “hip-house” collaborations.
Never Be Your Woman continues that tradition, with Wiley rapping over the classic White Town track of the same name. Yes, it lacks substance but it’s a dance floor filler and one of my favorite tracks I’ve heard this year. Check it.