Richard Cowie (born 19 January 1979 in London), better known by his stage name Wiley and in his early career Wiley Kat, is a British rapper and record producer. He is known for making grime music. He is from the group Roll Deep. Wiley was regarded as the "Godfather of Grime". He had hit singles such as "Wot Do U Call It?", "Boasty", "Take That", "Wearing My Rolex", and "Heatwave". He has collaborated with artists such as Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran, Skepta, Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder, and Dot Rotten. He was a member of the UK garage band Pay As U Go.