Kane Brett Robinson
(born 21 May 1985 in East Ham
), better known as Kano
and also known as Kane O
, is an English rapper
. His grandparents came to the United Kingdom as immigrants from Jamaica
. He was formerly a key member of east London’s N.A.S.T.Y. (Natural Artistic Sounds Touching You) Crew.
He attended Langdon Secondary School achieving a diploma in graphic design, having a flair for visual communication and graphic publicity. However In his younger years Kano was a promising footballer
, representing Chelsea F.C.
, West Ham United
and Norwich City
by the age of thirteen, but in the end he abandoned his sporting ambitions in favour of a musical career. His cousins Jonathan Fortune
and Clayton Fortune
play for Charlton Athletic
and Aldershot Town
respectively. Kano first became known on the UK grime
scene for his work with his original group, N.A.S.T.Y Crew, which included members such as Ghetto
. From this springboard he was signed as a solo artist and began work on his debut solo album.
Rap on the underground
scene on Flava F.M as a youth after a couple of years he was scooped up by N.A.S.T.Y. Crew (Natural Artistic Sounds Touching You) who are an east London-based Grime crew . N.A.S.T.Y Crew was founded by Marcus Nasty with the original and most popular line up consisting of Kano, Jammer, D Double E, Ghetto, Stormin , Mak 10, Sharky Major & Hyper . N.A.S.T.Y Crew had one of the most popular shows on... Read More