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"Wearing My Rolex"
Single by Wiley
from the album See Clear Now
Released 5 May 2008 (UK)
Format CD single
Digital download
Genre Electrogrime, Grime
Length 2:53 (Radio edit)
2:10 (Music video version)
7:06 (Extended version)
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Bless Beats
Wiley singles chronology
"My Mistakes"
"Wearing My Rolex"

"Wearing My Rolex" is a 2008 single from British artist Wiley who is a member and one of the founders of the Roll Deep Crew. Described as "grime-meets-electro" on the Radio 1XTRA show, the song samples DSK's east coast garage classic "What Would We Do" and was released on 5 May 2008 by Asylum/Atlantic Records. The track was produced by Bow producer Bless Beats. Hot Chip lead singer contributed to original track.

It became the #1 downloaded track on iTunes UK and entered the UK Singles Chart at #4 on 27 April, rising to #3 on 4 May and #2 on 11 May.[citation needed] The song was covered by the band Hot Chip on Jo Whiley's Live Lounge. It is unknown when or if it will be released on iTunes in the United States

Wiley and Hot Chip collaborated at Glastonbury in June 2008 to perform this song. Also, in July 2008, he and Mark Ronson performed this song together at the O2 Wireless Festival as well as on Jay-Z's UK tour.

Other versions

Soon after a similar song was made by fellow MC Skepta alongside Wiley called "Rolex Sweep" which has a special dance made for it that can be viewed on YouTube. It references to 50 Cent, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Michael Jackson. This song is often only credited to Skepta.

The song is also sampled in Ironik's song "I Wanna Be Your Man". The song features Bless Beats, Tinchy Stryder, Ghetto and Ddb and it's in Ironik's debut album "No Point in Wasting Tears".

The song was listed at #284 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 songs of the 2000's".

(2008) Chart peak position BPI certificate
UK Single chart 2 Silver 200,00+


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