Wiley | Summertime
The ‘Godfather’ or ‘King of Grime’, Wiley is a British rapper, MC, songwriter, record producer and recording artist who is considered a pioneer in the UK underground music scene, and a versatile music artist with many crossover hits receiving numerous MOBO, Urban Music & BET Award nominations.
The riotously-coloured, bouncing video for ‘Summertime’ takes it back to the late 80’s & early 90’s with references to bright flashing colourful animations like from ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ and the pyjama jammy jam in the ‘House Party 2’ movie. Scenes were even shot on a Sony 1986 three tube colour video camera to add an analogue effect.
The dance & choreography in the video plays homage to the golden era of Hip-Hop with high energy party moves that are cheeky & fun which only contributes further to the sense of sheer joy about the song.