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yeah this is all im keeping from the zip files, it just about fits on a cd which is convenient. if your like me, and dont particularly enjoy listening to instrumentals then this is all you will need from the zip files. iv stripped as much moisture as i can from the zip files (there are still some traces though) and this is whats left. classic cd tbh...

GrimeForum's Best Of's - Click Tracklistings For Full Sized Images

  • [jumpto=bestof1]Zip Files - Best of The Vocals (Courtesy of Charalambous)[/jumpto]
  • [jumpto=bestof4]Zip Files 1-11 - The Instrumentals (Courtesy of Leftwood)[/jumpto]
  • [jumpto=bestof2]Zip Files - Best of 1-3 (Courtesy of Quality Control)[/jumpto]
  • [jumpto=bestof3]Zip Files - Best of 4-6 (Courtesy of Quality Control)[/jumpto]
  • Full - Wiley - Zip Files 1-11

[aname=bestof1]Zip Files - Best of The Vocals (Courtesy of Charalambous)[/aname]

http://www.mediafire.com/?gdtmdmhzngo

[timg]http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1589/screenshot20100710at154.png[/timg]

[aname=bestof4]Zip Files 1-11 - The Instrumentals (Courtesy of Leftwood)[/aname]

Part 1

http://www.mediafire.com/?yjtyymkygzb

Part 2

http://www.mediafire.com/?hr3thtnnqqt

[aname=bestof2]Zip Files - Best of 1-3 (Courtesy of Quality Control)[/aname]

http://www.mediafire.com/?jhnmqmhgjy2

[tIMG]http://i30.tinypic.com/vzj3bp.jpg[/tIMG]

[aname=bestof3]Zip Files - Best of 4-6 (Courtesy of Quality Control)[/aname]

http://www.mediafire.com/?o5lkzz0kogo

[tIMG]http://i27.tinypic.com/2jtw5u.jpg[/tIMG]

or

Davey Boy Smith Presents:Best Of The Wiley Zip Files

http://www.southernhospitality.co.uk/blog/?p=10460

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Guest Wheres Barry

not sure weather to trust a grimeforum users opinion on whats good or not....

them man are so gassed and moist.

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Wiley's grime giveaway

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Photograph: PR

Industry outsider ... Wiley

Dan Hancox

The Guardian Features Wed 14 Jul 2010 22:01 BST

Hip-hop pioneer Wiley delighted his fans – and shocked his label – when he gave away more than 200 new songs last week. What possessed him? Dan Hancox asks him to explain

Wiley has rarely paid much attention to music industry protocol, but last Thursday was extraordinary even by his standards. With a couple of top-10 hits under his belt, and a second album with a major label on the way, the "godfather of grime" (aka 31-year-old Richard Cowie) suddenly gave away 203 songs for free, all at once.

His fans went into a frenzy, sparking a meltdown on the Grime Forum website, which collated the giveaway, while his label was stunned into silence. Wiley had been quietly getting on with preparing tracks for The Elusive, his forthcoming LP to be released on Island, when something snapped. Suddenly, he launched into a Twitter tirade against his manager and business partner, John Woolf, and began uploading 11 folders of unreleased material, much of which had been intended for The Elusive (after some honing).

Was it a publicity stunt? Was it petulant revenge on his manager and his label? Or was it a stroke of genius – generating a huge buzz, clearing the creative slate, and thrilling the fans? Wiley is, as ever, conflicted: agitated that he still doesn't see eye-to-eye with the music business, but pleased at the gratitude of his fans. "It shouldn't have come to this," he says. "I didn't want to do it – but I think it might just have been a good idea."

In the same week that Prince gave away his new album for free via a Daily Mirror CD, denouncing the internet's devaluation of music, Wiley inverted the US pop star's logic to dazzling effect. His restless creative energy has never settled easily into record-label spreadsheets – and, he tells me, continually failing to agree with Island about what The Elusive should sound like, what tracks it should and shouldn't feature, meant he had no choice. Island is refusing to comment on the matter.

The musical giveaway, being called the Zip Files by fans (who have already mocked up a cover), has proved an act of catharsis: "I just need people in England to listen to me. I need people to embrace me, otherwise I'm just in my own little world going mad. And people who I want to hear me can't hear me. I've got all this music sitting on hard drives, and in the end it started to make me feel sick. I thought, let me give it away, and then move on to make the greatest music I've ever made. I just had to get this out from under me, then start again from scratch. The Zip Files are just the foundation."

For a mere foundation, the songs are high quality: from avant-garde grime with quick-fire MC-ing (Elusive Intro), to unabashed chart-toppers (Aim High), to tracks sampling The Muppets (Gonzo), the gargantuan Zip Files span the range of Wiley's talent. They are everything, in other words, that grime can be, from edgy to poppy to just plain silly. As leading US blogger and producer DJ /rupture wrote in response: "Wiley is a major force of change, fearless, constantly imagining how things could be Very Different (music industry norms, synth settings, common sense etc), then making his fundamentally 'other' vision real."

As well as gifting them vast quantities of free music, Wiley is letting his fans do the job he thinks his record label failed at. "Which 15 tracks would you have chosen from the 200 to go on the album?" he asks me at one point. His fans are already on the case, selecting their perfect Wiley album from the raw materials he's given away. These self-curated LPs are also available at grimeforum.com.

Wiley's frustration with the industry is partly because it hasn't yet worked out how to martial his anarchic talent: of the 12 or so full-length LPs he's put out since 2003, no single album captures him at his best. Like many musical auteurs, he can't live with the industry, and can't live without it. "I might not be the easiest person to manage in the world," he concedes with a chuckle, as he confirms that he is once again working with Woolf, the man he swore never to speak to again.

While his fans wade through them with relish, the Zip Files are fast becoming old news to Wiley. He's already hurtling through what he hopes will be his definitive album: the plan is to do a song a day for 15 days, but he's already ahead of schedule. "I've been in the studio all day. I'm tired. When you're on it, there ain't much rest involved." Before going back to what he loves, he leaves me with the question: "Do you think I should release the big single in the autumn, or wait until next year? Because I don't really think I can wait."

Clearly not. Shortly after we speak, he tweets: "I'm defo doing a single end of sep early oct."

http://m.guardian.co.uk/?id=102202&story=http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/14/wiley-zip-files-free-downloads

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Guest El Padrino

Clashing match with NY... :rolleyes:

@OFFICIALWILEY kylea syop smoking weed do you think I care which singers u f*ck! U have a new ting every month.

Feelings coz Nyomi got replaced or whatever :keeporder:

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wiley>>>

twitter poppin off again, sending for some yute from channel u

@kayne_r your dad is a cripple c*nt so don't ever call me a crackhead or peado u sh*t mc

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Guest faze

wiley>>>

twitter poppin off again, sending for some yute from channel u

@kayne_r your dad is a cripple c*nt so don't ever call me a crackhead or peado u sh*t mc

appparently this is the son of the guy who shanked wileys face

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Guest Yilmaz

wiley's sh*t and has beenfor years

all these tunes are some autotune bullshit with j2k or wrigley ffs

wrigley shd f off back down the M6 and never jump on grime again

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Guest Awesome Kong

In the long run, was this a smart thing to do?

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Guest faze

In the long run, was this a smart thing to do?

i think so, the bait commercial attempts stand out a mile in the zips.... and they wernt very good.... although there is a couple of other track in there that could make top 10, with out being the typical 4x4 commerical dance rap sh*t....

like most of the track that were gonna be on the illusive were sh*t tbh....

i think the reaction from them tunes will inspire wiley to make better tracks on them levels rather than the trife....

on twitter hes askin people what are the top 5 tunes from the zips so he can re do them.....

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In the long run, was this a smart thing to do?

i think so, the bait commercial attempts stand out a mile in the zips.... and they wernt very good.... although there is a couple of other track in there that could make top 10, with out being the typical 4x4 commerical dance rap sh*t....

like most of the track that were gonna be on the illusive were sh*t tbh....

i think the reaction from them tunes will inspire wiley to make better tracks on them levels rather than the trife....

on twitter hes askin people what are the top 5 tunes from the zips so he can re do them.....

I mean, if this wasn't a label stunt & he done this to piss people off, being in his 30s aswell, would he actually get a decent album deal again?

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Guest faze

hes still got his album deal, just making the album from scratch instead of releasing all these tracks weve heard with a couple new ones.

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People are talking more about Wiley than ever before and all the places that forgot about him, like the Guardian, Fact Magazine etc have all taken notice again. Everyone loves a crazy artists and this stunt has let people, other than grime fans, realise that Wiley is bi-polar, mood swinging nutter.

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Thought people woulda realized that when he told everyone publicly not to buy his last album in the week before it came out.

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if he leaks my tune... im not gonna be happy..........

i doubt he would want to

yeah i agree, your tune with wiley is much better.

:lol: :lol:

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"tell em i put a HUNDRED PERCENT, hundred percent...they only put half in"

sounds like a big h send the way he said it

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