Legend Pioneer and now MBE are all names which could be used to describe the man that is Richard Cowie AKA Wiley is going to be an MBE. The Godfather of Grime is receiving an MBE (Member Of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire) in the new year thanks to his services to music.
Speaking to Buzzfeed Cowie said “I’m honoured to be receiving an MBE. It feels like the school grade I wanted and didn’t get but now I’m finally there. I would like to thank my mother and father plus all family members and friends for being there for me when I needed them.”
It has been a great year for Wileykat having dropped God Father at the start of the year, releasing a book and God Father 2 being weeks away this may have been one of his best years for a while.
Words – Martin Viashima @MartinViashima