Kanye West isn’t the only one missing self-imposed release dates. This past weekend, Wiley was expected to liberate his latest LP Anti-Systemic, which is led by the recent drops “Tourbus” and “Tinted Metro” — unfortunately, it looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer this month, according to the album’s official website.
In the meantime, we do get a new single from the legendary artist titled “Ain’t Gonna Fold,” a collaboration with fellow grime veteran Kozzie that sees the two rapping in defiance against any opponent or competitor who would dare try to slow or stop their forward movement:
“Send anybody, I ain’t gonna fold, all your little dead tactics, them are old, I can see through you, you’re a fake mold, and I can’t chat shit with you, I’m too cold, if anybody try and stop my sound, I will turn London upside down, if I showed you where I came from, you would know surviving here, man can’t be a clown...”
When it’s finally released, Anti-Systemic will follow last year’s Boasty Gang - The Album, a 19-track body of work that (presumably) spawned from Wiley’s Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, and Idris Elba-assisted single of the same name. 2020 also saw the East London emcee releasing the third installment of his Godfather series, which contained 22 cuts with a slew of contributions from fellow grime heavyweights Blay Vision, Realz, Jammz, K9, Riko Dan, D Double E, Jammer, Flirta D, Footsie, GHSTLY XXVII, Manga Saint Hilare, and more. Godfather and Godfather II made landfall in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Press play on Wiley and Kozzie’s “Ain’t Gonna Fold” below. As we all wait for Anti-Systemic to finally arrive, the aforementioned website still allows you to pre-order the album’s CD and vinyl formats, as well as T-shirts and other promotional merchandise.