Kano

Biography

Meet 19-year-old Kane 'Kano' Robinson: garage's lyricist laureate, the MC's MC, the street poet who knows it, a pirate frequency all of his own amid the scramble of the national garage airspace. A key member in East London's reigning N.A.S.T.Y. Crew, he has talent, credibility and vision coming out of his pores.

At 16, when he was still looking up to D Double E, the one-man garage industry who heads up eastside contenders N.A.S.T.Y Crew, he delivered 'Boys Love Girls' - a treatise on the politics of the sexual playground expressed in the language the playground best understands. As Dizzee's 'I Luv U' and Wiley's chilly 'Igloo' and 'Ice Rink' single were standardising UK garage's next genetic strain, the wavering melody lines and panic-button riddim of 'Boys Love Girls' gained a steady footing on the underground.

At Mike Skinner's personal request Kano has been busy working with The Mitchell Brothers, a pair of East London MCs championed and produced by The Streets. Along with D Double E and Lethal B, Kano recently detonated an evening of East London style over in Berlin. 'No one knew us over there but we got them hyped 'cause we were enjoying it ourselves. That's the key - to enjoy it yourself. If I was at a rave and saw people on stage not really having a good time, not giving it their all, I wouldn't I give it my all.'

Kano's game plan is clear - he's enjoying himself, and it's a safe bet a spin of 'Ps & Qs' or new 'Typical Me' will mean you will too. It may be a long way off, but if The Streets-style fame comes knocking on his door, Kano's tactics would be true to his rectitude.

'Fame would piss me off, I reckon,' he concludes. 'I bet Mike wishes he could sell as many records but not be so famous. Your face is just blatant and everyone knows who you are. It must be a nightmare. I'd probably stay indoors a lot. Some people get into this for the fame. I don't. I just want to do it for the music.'

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Kano - Feel Free

3rd December 2007 -

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Kano 'Feel Free' 679 Recordings Single Review Label mate of The Streets, Kano hails from London and was a key member of the city's N.A.S.T.Y. Crew. His second solo album, 'London Town', was released...

Kano - Feel Free

20th November 2007 -

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Kano Feel Free featuring Damon Albarn Video Kano releases the single, 'Feel Free' through 679 ob December 10th 2007. As one of the highlights off the new album it was only right that 'Feel Free'...

Kano - This Is The Girl

24th July 2007 -

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Kano This Is The Girl Video With a Gold selling album, MOBO award and Brit nomination firmly under his belt after the release of debut album 'Home Sweet Home', Kano is back with new single...

Kano - Brown Eyes/Signs In Life

28th February 2006 -

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Kano Brown Eyes/Signs In Life Double A Side Single Video Streams Released: March 13th on 679 British black music's brightest hope and Brit Awards nominee returns with a double a-sided treat from his 100,000-selling debut...

Kano, Nobody Don't Dance No More (remix) Audio Stream

8th December 2005 -

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Kano Nobody Don't Dance No More (remix)Released: December 5th on 679 Recordings – download onlyHaving just returned from a sell out UK tour, Kano is set to release the club smash remix of Nobody Don't...

Kano - Anson Rooms

23rd November 2005 -

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KanoAnson Rooms, Bristol University Students Union This gig review consists of a series of firsts for this reviewer. As a 3yr resident of the city this is my first opportunity to visit the Anson...

Kano - Nite Nite - Video Stream

18th August 2005 -

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Kano - Home Sweet Home - Album Sampler

6th July 2005 -

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Kano - Remember me

20th June 2005 -

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Kano - We Have A Problem

20th June 2005 -

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Kano - Typical Me

3rd March 2005 -

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ANDY MANC

KANO IS LYRICAL AS IS SAID IN THE ARTICLE. I DONT KNOW ANYONE WHO CAN CHANGE THE GAME AND MAKE IT STAY AT A PINICAL FOR AS LONG AS NEEDS BE. KANO'S GONNA GO FAR AND FAST HOPE HE CAN KEEP UP THE PACE. YOUR KILLING IT KID

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