Ahead of the official album release for Kano’s latest project, Made in the Manor, the famed East London grime MC has released a heartfelt documentary offering his fans a behind the scenes look at where it all began. With archive footage taken from Risky Roadz and 2004’s Bound 2 Blow DVD, Kano takes us around the manor and takes us on a nostalgic journey as he delves into his history.
Made In The Manor documents a journey that sees a young Kano aka Kane Robinson growing up in East Ham, London, and all the struggles of day-to-day life, as well as the obstacles a young MC faced over 10 years ago. Kano discusses earning stripes on pirate radio, long before the ‘online world’ had the ability to give you a piggy back. From 69 Manor Road to supporting The Streets live on stage, Kano’s journey from rapping in his mother’s house to his current recognition as one of England’s musical pioneers is given a new light in The Guardian-produced short. He also talked about the art of performing, making mistakes and being really ready to showcase skills in front of a big crowd. “Nowadays, with the internet and Youtube, people can have a big tune, next minute they’re on Wireless main stage, but they haven’t really learned the art of performance yet” says Kano.
Check out the documentary above and make sure you pre-order Kano’s Made In The Manor album here.