road trip across our green and pleasant land with kano’s this is england

Builders tea, greasy spoons, a night at the dogs, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a couple of pints, footy games and afternoon tea. This is England.

by Francesca Dunn
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24 March 2016, 11:55am

"I'm from where Reggie Kray got rich as fuck" opens Kano in his ode to not just East London but the whole motherland. Ten years since he dropped Home Sweet Home, the grime pioneer's fifth album Made In The Manor has been widely hailed as his greatest and most important. Following closely in the footsteps of the brilliant documentary of the same name, today he drops the visuals for latest single, This Is England.

In an honest analysis of the inner city life/inner city pressure of 2016, we see Kano road trip from Penzance to Hadrian's Wall, embracing what it means to be English as an orchestral build-up takes the track into epic realms with a side of jellied eels and pie & mash. 

Read our chat with Kano about his Made in the Manor documentary here.

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