Wearing My Rolex

Album: See Clear Now (2008)
Charted: 2


  • In this electro/grime/house hybrid Wiley tells the story of a possessive girlfriend who he finds to his dismay is borrowing his bling barely days into the relationship.
  • The music Wiley raps to is a dance track called "What Would We Do" by DSK, which was originally recorded in 1991. Though it caused a sensation when it was played in clubs it only reached #46 in the UK charts. An Industry Standard remix then crept to #55 in 1997.
  • Wiley (real name Richard Cowie) is a London rapper/producer who first reached the UK charts in 2004 with "Wot Do U Call It?" (#31). He is also a member of the UK rap collective Roll Deep who had two UK hits in 2005 with "Avenue" (#11) and "Shake A Leg" (#24).
  • The video features a group of women dressed as and behaving like foxes. Wiley was meant to be in it but failed to show up to the shoot. His excuse was that he got a cut on his face two days previously.
  • The song was used as the theme tune for The Kevin Bishop Show, which ran for two series on Channel 4 in 2008 and 2009.

Comments: 1

  • Chloe from Cornwall, United Kingdomwhat a groovy song lol
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce PavittSong Writing

The man who ran Nirvana's first label gets beyond the sensationalism (drugs, Courtney) to discuss their musical and cultural triumphs in the years before Nevermind.

Taylor Dayne

Taylor DayneSongwriter Interviews

Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.

Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee JonesSongwriter Interviews

Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.

Spot The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers Song Titles

Spot The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers Song TitlesMusic Quiz

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have some rather unusual song titles - see if you can spot the real ones.

Evolution Of The Prince Symbol

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds

Jim McCarty of The YardbirdsSongwriter Interviews

The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.