Wiley 2012 smart

Wiley’s been slowly grinding away on the music scene for as long as we can remember, but the MC has revealed that he still has some big ambitions he wants to fulfil.

Despite being known as the Godfather of Grime, Wiley hasn’t managed to headline a show big enough to fill a venue like London’s O2 Arena. However, he doesn’t think that’s out of his reach.

The Heatwave star explained:

The aim is to headline The O2 – and I’ve worked with enough stars to fill out the arena for an event – but I’d like to get in there myself.

He went on to say that he no longer craves mainstream success and admits that he focused too much on chart positions in the past.

I used to crave and chase it [chart success] and that’s where I went wrong. You’re meant to relax and just do it.

So does this new, laid-back Wiley have what it takes to sell out the O2 Arena? More importantly, can he actually stay relaxed for longer than a couple of weeks?

I guess we’ll have to watch this space.