Kano is the poster boy of Grime. Since the pirate radio success of Boys Love
Girls in 2003, he has been the next underground star waiting to cross over to
the mainstream. An ex schoolboy footballer with Norwich City, the East Londoner
gave up the chance to play professionally in order to chase his dream of musical
expression. Adding guest vocals with The Streets on the
Mitchell Brothers recent hit Routine Check has further augmented his
Remember Me starts with a smart and sassy blast of Cuban salsa brass, like a
Muhammed Ali soft shoe shuffle. Kano's lyrical flow is smooth, cocky and very
cockney. He raps out the tale of drunken one night stands and mistaken
identity. One too many nights "drunk on Hennesey". The beats are simplistic,
tight and catchy; the bassline jabs and rolls like a Ricky Hatton combination;
high piano notes stab out a basic riff and Kano rides the rhythm with the
consumate ease of a commuter on a rush hour tube.
This comes across as a missive from the cheeky younger brother of Dizzee Rascal. Kano is classy, funny and bound for big things.