Playtime Is Over (Wiley album)

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Playtime Is Over
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Studio album by
Released4 June 2007
LabelBig Dada
ProducerWiley, Maniac, Most Wanted Productions, Bless Beats, Skepta, Decoy, Geeneus, DVA
Wiley chronology
Da 2nd Phaze
Playtime Is Over
Grime Wave
Singles from Playtime Is Over
  1. "50/50"
    Released: 30 May 2007
  2. "My Mistakes"
    Released: 2 July 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
NME8/10 stars[4]
Okayplayer4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(6.9/10)[6]
Playlouder4.5/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[8]

Playtime Is Over is the third studio album by English grime artist Wiley. It was released on Big Dada Recordings and was recorded in Bow, East London. The album was released on 4 June 2007, the same day as former protégée Dizzee Rascal's Maths + English, and reached 71 in the UK Album Chart. Playtime Is Over was the featured album on MySpace the week before its release. It was apparently planned for release in the U.S. on 11 September 2007.[10] On this album, Wiley also addresses a feud between himself and Dizzee Rascal with the song "Letter 2 Dizzee". Dizzee later replied with the song "Pussyole", which featured on his album Maths + English.

"No Qualms", which samples Jme's 2006 song "Poomplex", is a response to Nasty Jack's "Pimp on Flows" diss track.

The tracks "Gangsters", "Johnny Was a Bad Boy" and "Eski-Boy" were taken from wiley's previous album Da 2nd Phaze, released in 2006.

Recorded during the time when he stopped his deal with XL to when he start his deal with Big dada, this album shows how he's the godfather of grime.

Track listing[edit]

2."Bow E3"Maniac3:01
4."Flyboy" (featuring Mercston, Scorcher and Tinie Tempah)Wiley2:29
5."Baby Girl"Wiley2:42
7."Stars" (featuring Jookie Mundo)Wiley3:04
8."Letter 2 Dizzee"Most Wanted Productions2:31
9."My Mistakes" (featuring Manga and Little Dee)Bless Beats2:49
10."No Qualms" (featuring Jme)Skepta2:34
11."Johnny Was a Bad Boy"Decoy & Wiley3:27
12."Nothing About Me"Geeneus3:40
13."Come Lay With Me"DVA3:39
14."Getalong Gang"Wiley2:52
16."Playtime's Over / Where's Wiley?"Wiley6:44
Total length:51:28


Charts (2007) Peak
UK Albums Chart 71


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