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Kano announces tiny London charity show in hometown borough of Newham

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He's bringing 'Hoodies All Summer' home for a good cause.

The Streets and Major Lazer lead SW4 Festival 2020 line-up

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The Clapham Common festival will be held over the August bank holiday weekend

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‘Top Boy’: The questions we’re left with following the show’s finale

Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson
A week has elapsed since Top Boy returned to our screens, so it’s about time we ignored any complaints about spoilers and got stuck into it. The Netflix revival of the series brought with it an impressive cast including Dave (Modie) and Little Simz (Shelley), as well as old hands Kane Robinson AKA Kano (Sully) and Ashley Walters (Dushane)....

The Big Read – Kano: “I’m planting seeds to try and stop violence”

Kane Robinson is a pioneer. As Kano, alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Wiley, he became a key voice in the first wave of grime. Over a decade later, he's remained in the centre of the cultural zeitgeist, thanks to his stunning sixth album 'Hoodies All Summer' and a starring role in Netflix's acclaimed revival of Top Boy. Will Lavin meets the quintessential London rapper outside of his natural habitat, in Manchester, where he finds an assured talent who shrugs off his own accolades and admits, "I don't even like acting!"

Kano – ‘Hoodies All Summer’ review

Next month, cult drama Top Boy will return to Netflix. The show, which started in 2011 on Channel 4, is a moving portrayal of life in the fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney and become a crucial voice in British culture ever since. The same can be said about one of the show’s lead actors, Kano. Since the grime star marked...

Kano announces new UK tour dates for 2020

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Kano has announced new UK tour dates for 2020 – see ticket details and the full schedule below. Read more: NME meets Kano  The London MC released his sixth album 'Hoodies All Summer' last Friday (August 30). In a four-star review, NME said: "In an album predominantly interested in social commentary, Kano refuses to let us forget his ability to poignantly capture...

Listen to two new tracks from Kano’s upcoming album ‘Hoodies All Summer’

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Kano has released two new tracks from his upcoming new album 'Hoodies All Summer' — listen to ‘Trouble’ and ‘Class Of Deja’ below. The London MC is back with his first new studio album since 2016's Mercury Prize-nominated 'Made in the Manor', with his new record set to be released through Parlophone on August 30. Read more: NME meets Kano  To mark today's (July...

RIP MySpace music – the success stories of music’s first social media site

Long before it became a cesspit of inspirational mum-memes, endless spicy takes and a photo album of salads you’ll never get the chance to eat, social media was an integral part of music discovery. The MySpace years – a period of time in the late 00s which saw the Tom-helmed network rule the social networking roost – were huge for...

Kano assault trial dropped after alleged victim ‘goes on climbing holiday’

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Grime MC Kano has seen his trial for assault dropped after the alleged victim went on a climbing holiday instead of attending proceedings. The star (real name Kane Robinson, 32) and co-defendant Christopher Brown had been accused of attacking Henry Kinman and then-girlfriend Suzzan Atala at East London private members' club Shoreditch House last December. The Evening Standard reports that Kinman had...