News / 02.09.20

Kano launches fundraiser in support of Newham community

The GoFundMe page is taking donations for Newham Talks, a series of videos exploring social and economic issues in the London borough

News / 23.07.20

Kano, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Stormzy nominated for Mercury Prize Award

The shortlist for Albums of the Year has been revealed

News / 30.01.20

DJ Harvey, Kano, Little Simz and Helena Hauff announced for Love Saves The Day 2020

Love Saves The Day unveil a packed line-up for 2020

Kano Hoodies All Summer screenshot
News / 20.01.20

Kano releases new documentary on the making of Hoodies All Summer

The 13-minute short takes us behind the scenes of the 2019 LP

top 25 tracks

The Top 25 Tracks of the Year

From Megan’s Hot Girl Summer to rave-inflected jazz via some of the UK’s sharpest bars, here are the 25 tracks that defined 2019

Kano, Can't Hold We Down
News / 21.11.19

Kano shares two-part video for Can’t Hold We Down

Featuring appearances from Popcaan, Giggs, Ghetts and Lethal Bizzle


Kano at the Royal Albert Hall: Grime’s elder statesmen completes his victory lap

Kano proved just how far grime has come with a landmark headline show at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night


Kano: Time will tell

Kano is a founding father of a British revolution, whose latest album is his defining work. But he’s not finished yet

News / 02.09.19

Kano adds more UK dates to Hoodies All Summer tour

The MC has confirmed another round of UK shows


Kano – Hoodies All Summer

The grime pioneer returns with a vivid, radical album that meets our current political moment head-on

News / 22.07.19

Kano announces show at London’s Royal Albert Hall

The British rapper has confirmed details of a UK tour

News / 18.07.19

Kano announces new album Hoodies All Summer, shares double music video

The British rapper is back with Hoodies All Summer, set for release on 30 August. Two new tracks – ‘Trouble’ and ‘Class of Deja’ – and a 17 minute double music video, have been shared today.

News / 01.09.17

Listen to a heartwarming conversation between Novelist and his mum

BBC 1Xtra’s Grime Mums is back, also featuring Jammz, Lioness, Coco and Joe Grind Four…


Dave’s Got a Plan

South London rapper Dave has proven himself as one of the country’s most compelling new voices. Duncan Harrison profiles a gifted artist on the rise.

Events / 17.03.17

Kano, The Big Moon and Primal Scream announced for Tramlines Festival 2017

More additions have been made to the Sheffield festival’s diverse line-up

News / 03.02.17

Skepta will perform at the BRIT Awards

Skepta is the latest addition to the lineup for the 2017 BRIT Awards. He’s up…

Skepta takes on Ally Pally with the gang

Hamda Issa-Salwe joins the 10,000-strong crowd for the Tottenham Top Boy’s victorious homecoming

In GIFs: Simple Things 2016

Experience Simple Things in a gallery of eight-frame glory featuring ABRA, Kano, Throwing Shade, Teklife and Charlotte Church

News / 18.10.16

Elijah & Skilliam announce Butterz Grime 2016 compilation

The Butterz bosses tap Skepta, Kano, Wiley and AJ Tracey for their roundup of the…

News / 21.09.16

MOBO nominations announced

Laura Mvula and Kano both lead with four, while Skepta and Giggs appear on three…

Revisiting our reviews of the 2016 Mercury nominees

If this year’s Mercury Music Award nominees are anything to go by British music has had a particularly fruitful year

Events / News / 16.08.16

Red Bull Music Academy announces plans for a month-long UK tour

The RBMA team will visit Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Leeds over consecutive weekends this October…

News / 04.08.16

David Bowie, ANOHNI and Skepta nominated for Mercury Prize

The nominations are in! The Mercury Prize have announced the shortlist for this year’s award….

Kano – Made In the Manor

‘Made in the Manor’ is one of the first major full-lengths of grime 2.0; except, it’s not really grime

Events / 24.03.16

Bestival unveils another round of new acts

Lady Leshurr, Kano, Goldie, Evian Christ and more have joined the line-up The Isle of…

Events / News / 25.01.16

Outlook share first names for 2016 festival

Stormzy, Little Simz and more announced for Outlook 2016 Croatian festival Outlook have announced the…

Logan Sama – FabricLive 83

‘FabricLive 83’ is a warts and all collation of glossed up verses and 16 bar whomps that exploits Sama’s bloating black book of MC contacts