Kano is bringing his 2019 album 'Hoodies All Summer' to London for a special homecoming show this weekend.
The intimate show will take place in his home borough of Newham at a secret location on February 8th. It's being arranged as part of the Wray Residency charity series, which sees artists playing small shows in their hometowns, raising money for local community causes in the process. GAIKA and Ms Banks are amongst the artists who took part in the initative last year.
Kano has shared a documentary giving a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind his 2019 album, 'Hoodies All Summer'.
The album, released in 2019, serves as the London rapper's sixth studio album, and his first since 2016's 'Made In The Manor'.
Kano has been confirmed as the first headliner for next year's Boomtown Festival.
He'll join the likes of Noisia, Caravan Palace, Flogging Molly and more at the festival, and will play on the Lion's Den stage at the event on the final night.
2020 marks the 12th chapter for Boomtown which will announce a line-up made up of more than 1000 artists across 27 main stages.
Kano has shared a new video to accompany his Popcaan-featuring track 'Can't Hold We Down', which features on his latest album, 'Hoodies All Summer'.
The video comes in two parts which both heavily focus on his heritage. The first part sees Kano discuss his connection to Jamaica and how he came to meet collaborator Popcaan, while the second part of the video features cameos from Popcaan, Lethal Bizzle, Giggs, Ghetts and a number of members of Kano's own family.
British rapper Kano has added more dates to his 'Hoodies All Summer' tour.
Having last week announced details of his sixth studio albums, 'Hoodies All Summer', Kano has now confirmed a UK tour to support the album.
As well as stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton, Kano will play at the Royal Albert Hall in London to finish the tour on October 7th. It kicks off at Glasgow's The Old Fruitmarket on October 2nd.
Tickets are set to go on sale for all of the dates at 10AM BST this Friday, July 26th.
Skepta has won the 2016 Mercury Prize with his album ‘Konnichiwa’, beating strong competition that included David Bowie, Radiohead and Kano. You can see the full list of nominees below.
Jarvis Cocker announced Skepta as the winner to a huge reaction at last night’s Hyundai Mercury Prize ceremony at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, with Skepta subsequently joined on stage by his team, as well as his Mum and Dad, to the soundtrack of ‘Shutdown’.
The full list of nominees for the Mercury Prize 2016 has been announced, with the winner of the 25th year of the award announced at its ceremony on Thursday 15th September.
The two biggest names on the list are Radiohead, who have been nominated for ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, and David Bowie, who gets a posthumous nod for ‘Blackstar’, the last album before his death in January.
Grime is represented by Skepta, who made the cut with his fourth studio album ‘Konnichiwa’, as well as Kano for ‘Made In The Manor’, his highest charting album since 2007’s ‘London Town’.
One of the best-loved MCs in UK club-land, MC Sparks, died at the weekend. He was known as one of the main MCs on the UK garage scene.
MistaJam, Jumping Jack Frost and DJ Q were among DJs who paid tribute to Sparks, while Tulisa from N-Dubz and rapper Kano also tweeted their condolences.