Reload

Album: The Ascent (2013)
Charted: 9

Songfacts®:

  • The third single by the English grime artist Wiley, from his ninth studio album The Ascent, features his former protégé Chip (formerly Chipmunk). Though Wiley originally helped Chipmunk break into the grime scene, the pair fell out after the young rapper's rise to success in 2009, when Wiley called Chip an 'egg head' and Chip called Wiley a 'grandad.' The two rappers later buried their beef.
  • The eastern-inspired chorus is performed by R&B singer Ms D. The British songstress has had singing parts on previous chart-toppers by both rappers - Chipmunk's "Oopsy Daisy" and Wiley's "Heatwave."

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