Richard Cowie, better known by most as Wiley, is an English grime MC and producer hailing from Bow, East London. He is one of the originators in the grime scene and his music has influenced many fellow grime MCs. Grime artists that he has influenced include Dizzee Rascal, Chip, Novelist, Ghetts & Tinchy Stryder.
Wiley released his debut album Treddin' on Thin Ice in 2004, which is considered by many to be one of the best records of the genre. He has released 13 more albums since then, his most recent one being Boasty Gang – The Album, which he released on June 22, 2020.