Kane Robinson was born on 21 May 1985, better known as Kano, is an English rapper and actor from East Ham, London. His real name is Kane Brett Robinson and he also known as Kano, Kane O and KA. He is a contributor and is considered one of the forefathers of grime. In 2004, Kano released his debut single “P’s and Q’s”, which was super hit within the grime community.
After signing 679 Recordings, Kano released his debut studio album Home Sweet Home (2005), which peaked at number 36 on the UK Albums Chart and starred the top 30 singles “Typical Me” and “Nite Nite”. After that album London Town (2007), featuring Kano’s highest-charting single “This is the Girl” featuring Craig David. By Bigger Picture Music, Kano released his third and fourth albums, 140 Grime St (2008) and Method to the Madness (2010), both which chartered in the top 50.
After signing to Parlophone, a record label his cousin Dillon Smith is a member and six years without a studio release, Kano released his fifth album Made in the Manor (2016), Kano’s most successful album till date. It was critically acclaimed by music critics and featured at number 8 in the UK Albums Chart, becoming Kano’s highest charting release, as well as being considered one of the best albums of 2016 by several publications.
Kano achieved his first top 10 album of his career in the same year as his fellow British rappers Skepta and Giggs. It was nominated for the 2016 Mercury Prize and won Best Album in 2016 MOBO Awards. Kano is considered an influential figure in grime and British hip hop music and culture, alongside artists such as Skepta, Wiley and Dizzee Rascal.
He joined N.A.S.T.Y. Crew (Natural Artistic Sounds Touching You) are an east London-based Grime crew whose original line-up consisted of Kano, Marcus Nasty, Jammer, D Double E, Ghetts, Stormin, Mak 10, Monkstar, Sharky Major, and Armour & Hyper. N.A.S.T.Y Crew had a popular show on pirate radio station Deja Vu; on air Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm, sets featuring special guests such as Dizzee Rascal, Durrty Goodz, Wiley etc.
Kano used the crew’s underground popularity as a springboard and left N.A.S.T.Y. His first solo song was “Boys Love Girls”, produced in 2002, and was later taken to a studio and premastered by Dizzee Rascal. He was then signed as a solo artist and began work on his début solo album, Home Sweet Home.
Aside from singing, Kano also telecasted in the British criminal drama series Top Boy, where he played Sully. The show presented a life in London estates and drug’s influence over most people who live there. After two seasons the show was cancelled; nevertheless, it increased Kano’s net worth as well as popularity.
Education: Kano attended Langdon Secondary School, achieving diploma in graphic design. In his early years Robinson was a good footballer, representing Chelsea, West Ham United and Norwich City in age of 13, but in the end he discontinue his sporting ambitions in favour of a musical career.
Kano Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $0.7 Million US Dollars
Kano is well known British Grime MC and actor. His debut album Home Sweet Home released in 2005. After the album was released, it scored at 36th place at the UK top 40 chart. His current net worth is about $0.7 million US dollars as of 2017.
Kano net worth in 2014-2015 is $5,000,000 while like others Kano gets also paid by sponsorship, ads, endorsement, featuring and so on. We estimated yearly income around $588,235 and Sponsorship/Endorsement amount is $130,719.
Kano Business Model
In 2012 he has also became a leading man in Mercedes Benz’ A-Class British campaign. This car commercial depicted Kano in silver vehicle, wearing his typical black leather jacket.
He was previously a member of the influential grime crew N.A.S.T.Y. He was a talented young soccer player who played for clubs like Chelsea and West Ham United.
He was awarded Best Newcomer in 2004 at the Urban Music Awards and then in 2005, Kano was nominated for 4 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, winning the award for Best Newcomer. He won award at the first Channel U “Best of British” Awards. During New Year’s Eve in 2005, Kano was announced as one of “London’s Heroes of 2005” by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone. Kano was also nominated for BRIT Award for Best Urban Act in January 2006. In 2016 Kano’s album Made in the Manor was nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Made in the Manor was also won ‘Best Album’ in the 2016 MOBO awards.
Award-winning rapper Kano attacked a couple in a row over a booth at a private members club, a court heard. He appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on 23rd January 2017 alongside Christopher Brown, 29, who is said to have joined in with the assault against Mr. Kinman. The defendants both denied all charges against them.
He may well have spent much of the past year being heralded as the future of British music, but right now Kane “Kano” Robinson looks anything but.
Everything about him is slow motion, his lugubrious, deadpan voice, right hand that moves intermittently towards his cuppa, his heavy-lidded blinks. Hooded Adidas top, meanwhile, lends him the air of necessary menace his reputation as a street-smart east Londoner demands.