Wiley, Daniel Merriweather - Ca$h In My Pocket
Alex Skinner 17/02/2009
Like a famished lion in the Serengeti, tracking a lonesome wounded wildebeest that is limping into the crimson sunset with a trail of fresh blood oozing behind it… Um, Wiley releases this single called 'Ca$h In My Pocket' from the popular album 'See Clear Now'.
It is a ravenous infusion of grime, funky-house and vocal flows is included all with the support the likes of Kano, Hot Chip and Mark Ronson. It is one of those albums that seems to pop up here, there and everywhere. By an artist whose name is becoming commonplace as the days draw in and time goes on.
'Ca$h In My Pocket' is produced by that Mark Ronson character: good timing in the current financial state, credit crunch blah blah, global economic downturn, blah etc. People are hungry for some 'sqrilla' and welcome the tune with open arms. I have experienced this first hand as friends have broken into song at random times reciting the chorus. As a result, the song has become tiresome. Damn it! I just found myself whistling it again.
The rest of the album is well good too. I have time for Wiley, have you? GGGGGGGGGRRRIMEY.