16 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings

Blown Away

I'm farely ignorant and new to UK Grime but, what from what I've heard its fresh air in a the stale room that is hip hop. The US should really take note on what's going on with these artists. Even when songs seem to fall into the trappings of a cliche' US club or radio track there is enough of creative bent to keep it fresh and interesting.

Kano in my mind is the hands down stand out and this is the prefect album as a gateway to show the creativty and artistry that's going on overseas. First listen is a great experence since each song doesn't follow any formula given with modern hip hop. It's the first album in a long time where I couldn't guess which direction the song were heading, mind blowning, and exicting.

Soggy biscuits


This is not the good version. I want my money back.

About Kano

Kane Brett Robinson, better known as Kano, is an English rapper known for his wit and technique on the mike. Prior to becoming known in the U.K. mainstream as a solo artist, he was a member of N.A.S.T.Y. Crew, an East London-based grime group. His first single, "Boys Love Girls," was an underground hit that served as a springboard for his solo deal with the Warner-supported 679 Recordings. The 2004 track "P's & Q's," produced by DaVinche, was his first release for the label. "Typical Me," a collaboration with Fraser T. Smith, was issued the following February, reached number 22 on the U.K. pop chart, and set up the moderately successful Home Sweet Home, an album that also involved productions from Diplo, Mike Skinner (aka the Streets), and Paul Epworth. He subsequently took the 2005 MOBO Award for Best Newcomer. Kano and Smith worked even closer together on London Town, a 2007 follow-up propelled by the number 18 U.K. pop hit "This Is the Girl," featuring Craig David. The MC went independent with the less commercial 140 Grime Street (2008) and Method to the Maadness (2010), albums that nonetheless reached the Top 50 as he sustained his profile with appearances on tracks by Chase & Status and Gorillaz. After several other collaborations and mixtapes, a deal with Parlophone enabled the release of the fifth proper Kano album, Made in the Manor, in 2016. Also an actor, he appeared in the films Rollin' with the Nines and Tower Block, as well as the Channel 4 series Top Boy. ~ Vincent Thomas & Andy Kellman

May 21, 1985




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