One of the pioneers to the UK scene that we have today has dropped their sixth studio album, Hoodies All Summer. Kano has become one of the most consistent and appreciated MC’s in the UK scene, behind the likes of Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Lethal Bizzle, Skepta and many others.
Unlike many artists though, Kano is able to release a project one year, not hear from him for a number of years in terms of music and yet still have music fans excited when he announces a future album. That has been the case with his project. Since dropping the music video for “Trouble/House of Deja” featuring D Double E and Ghetts, fans have been waiting for this date.
The album is a 10 track piece of artwork that features artists, old and new, from D Double E to Kojo Funds. Differentiating sounds from the classic Grime sound on “Class of Deja” where Kano and Ghetts go back to back to the Garage styled track, “Got My Brandy, Got My Beats” featuring Lil Silva and back to all the way too “Can’t Hold We Down” featuring Popcaan.
The album is a clear message to the system. Typical and expected slick lyrics from Kano with a few inserts of monologue that showcase the real meaning behind the album. Okay, we all like and appreciate the Rap lyrics about expensive clothes and the high life. When you come across a piece of art from a UK legend in the UK scene that provides you with a mix of emotions such as reflective, nostalgia, anger and happiness you just have to applaud the work.
“Hoodies All Summer cause teardrops from the sky only seem to fall on you and I”Teardrops – Kano (Track 6: Hoodies All Summer, 2019)
Listen to Hoodies All Summer on Spotify below: