UK Tings: Kano ft Aidonia & Wiley – Get Wild

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Kano – Get Wild (ft Aidonia & Wiley)

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Even though he’s not a household name over in these parts, Kano has made more than a name for himself in his native UK. Starting off in the UK grime scene with the N.A.S.T.Y. crew, the MC has since gone on to drop 4 dope albums abroad, working with everybody from Dizzee Rascal to Kate Nash.

Although his roots are in grime, most of his solo material has evolved more from US pop and hip-hop–with a UK spin of course. Kano’s 2010 release Method to the Maadness is a follow up to 2008’s 140 Grime Street, and 2007’s excellent London Town. This week he dropped a new single in the UK called “Get Wild,” with Aidonia & Wiley.

Like Wale and Dizzee before him, Kano switches up his sound for more danceable beats, but unlike his grime partners, he keeps the beat rather dark and London-ey. Let me know what y’all think.

BONUS: My favorite Kano song – “Brown Eyes”