On "Snakes & Ladders," Wiley's fourth album with Big Dada, Wiley reminds us exactly what the Bow-born Godfather of Grime is all about. Innovative, banging beats and fast, scattershot, brilliant rhyming, all held together by a personality that is as compelling, contradictory and charismatic as any in modern music. "Snakes & Ladders" is Wiley's Magnum Opus; a blistering, blazing, rallying call for grime's first renaissance. Lead single On a Level is already ruling the airwaves on daytime Radio One, and as JME puts it on "From The Outside": "Wiley is a national treasure." The sheer off-the-cuff brilliance of his vocal poise is something we should cherish.
1. Snakes & Ladders (Part One)
2. On a Level
3. From the Outside feat. Teddy & J.M.E
4. No Skylarking
6. Drive By feat. Flirta D
8. Step 21
9. Grew Up In feat. Stormzy and Solo 45
10. Lonely feat. JR Writer, Problem, Gudda Gudda & Cam'ron
11. BMO Field
12. Reel Off feat. Footsie & Wrigz
13. Bloodtype feat. Wrigz
14. Flying - Zdot Remix feat. Chip
15. What's On Ya Mind?
16. Hollow Da Don - Bars
17. Snakes & Ladders (Part Two)