“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.”
Kano

Grime is almost unique in its dogged devotion to geography.

A London sound, each crew, each collective is marked out by a postcode, each person desperate to rep their end of the city.

Kano goes back to his roots on new album 'Made In The Manor', with new cut 'Endz' placed online as a preview.

It's the sound of an older MC returning to the place that made him, warning: "Heavy is the head that wears the crown."

Further proof that grime can offer a much broader emotional template than simply anger or aggression, the subtle lyricism is matched to increasingly intricate production.

"Three cheers to the pensmith / The game's wide open, I'm dentist / Tryna find space, I'm Tetris / Not tryna lose faith..."

Watch the video for 'Endz' below.

'Made In The Manor' will be released on March 4th.

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

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