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

Randy Houser

Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews

The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.

Mike Campbell

Mike CampbellSongwriter Interviews

Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."

Richard Marx

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star RidersSongwriter Interviews

Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).

80s Video Director Jay Dubin

80s Video Director Jay DubinSong Writing

Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.