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KANO’S SECOND ACT

on November 18, 2019 - 12:01pm

The London-based grime rapper, who stars in the Netflix drama “Top Boy,” reflects on British slang, his sixth album, and how to get into the mind of a criminal.

Kano, the British rapper, ended a national tour last month with an unusual home-town performance: appearing at London’s Royal Albert Hall, an august venue better known for presenting classical music than for hosting grime artists.

Interview: Kojey Radical On the Importance of His Dual British-Ghanaian Identity

on October 3, 2019 - 11:44am

The British-Ghanaian artist talks about growing up in East London, getting in touch with his Ghanaian heritage and his new project, Cashmere Tears.

In this age of technology, "creative" is a blanket term facilitating the spread of multiple talents, which is readily seen in copious social media bios. The phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none," springs to mind in that respect, yet now and again an artist follows the path of the polymath and blooms.

Kojey Radical is one who belies his young years as a studious figure who incorporates a myriad of experimentation via spoken word, fashion,

Kojey Radical Is Free.

on September 18, 2019 - 11:44am

Gracing these pages in many guises over the years, Kojey Radical’s initial titles ranged from model and visual artist to spoken word poet, and then: MOBO-nominated rapper, solidified by breakout release 23 Winters and his equally impressive follow-up In God’s Body.

Cashmere Tears, Kojey Radical’s latest project, is a glorious celebration of overcoming challenges—both inner and outer—and is the East London native’s biggest and most ambitious set so far.

Kojey Radical is a Gundam Pilot

on September 16, 2019 - 11:44am

When HYPEBEAST first spoke to Kojey Radical two years ago, the UK music scene was often viewed in reductivist terms. Every new artist was labelled as grime, regardless of what their actual sound was, despite the breadth and diversity of the region’s musical styles.

Nowadays, the vocabulary around UK music has broadened, but the problem remains the same.

Kano Is Speaking to a New Generation

on August 30, 2019 - 4:56pm
From ‘Top Boy’ to ‘Hoodies All Summer,’ the East London MC is ready for a new chapter.

It’s been three years since Kano released Made in the Manor, but the East London rapper is getting ready for a busy end to 2019. After releasing his first four projects in five years and establishing himself as a central figure in grime’s first wave, Kano took a six-year break between 2010’s Method to the Maadness and its follow up. Now though, major projects are stacking up. In addition to launching his new album Hoodies All Summer, Kano is also set to reprise his role in Top Boy’s much-heralded

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