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Kano: Brighton Dome

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 7 October 2019

KANO'S LYRICS often sound like a wake, mixing mournfulness and anger as they raise a toast to fallen friends on abandoned estates, victims of crushing pressures alien to the authorities who pronounce on them in the tabloids and parliament. Hoodies All Summer is the sixth of his increasingly ambitious albums mixing snapshots and panoramas of East London life, making notebook observations and cogent calls to protest, during a 15-year career which has earned Kano his crown as a grime king.

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