a monkey that will go ape
though i think he was much more effortless sounding as an MC in the PAYG days, and even early roll deep era...
yes and no. obviously changeover from rave, crowd hyping style to more like actual rapping was a universal thing in grime. Wiley himself improved by leaps and bounds as an MC from 2003 to 2005/6, it's crazy how much better he got actually. I'm def not someone who thinks more complexity = better in rapping but seriously listen to any one of the Tunnel Visions and tell me it's not far superior to his PAUG bars (which are still entertaining of course). btw as someone else said his official albums always sound forced for whatever reasons, his mixtapes are always better.
def true that he's way more of a natural producer tho. he as a producer is like Trim is as an MC (which makes it all the more impressive that for a minute he was as good of an MC as Trim. just for a minute but still). or he was. I dunno if he has his producing fastball still.