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Wiley’s Treddin’ on Thin Ice at 20: revisiting a blueprint that continues to shape grime

By John Pierce O'Reilly, Researcher in Music, University of Oxford
In April 2004, Wiley released his debut album Treddin’ on Thin Ice. The MC’s first full-length project after years of releasing tracks and performing at raves and on pirate radio, Treddin’ on Thin Ice is undoubtedly a foundational part of grime’s history.

The album not only delineates and establishes grime’s distinctive sound at the turn of the century, it also represents a key work through and against which subsequent grime artists have continued to define and develop the genre.

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