Written by Edward Burrell
Massappeals has been on the top of his game recently and also featured on our ‘Top 4 Grime Producers’ article earlier in the summer. However, with their newest effort, Kano, these two Midlands’ artists have outdone themselves (again).
Kamakaze has openly spoken about how Kano has always been one of his inspirations, he even has a 16-bar dedicated to Kano that he’s been spitting on sets. With his new single, he is able to extend those bars to whole track and so you can clearly see, ‘the Kano inside him’.
From the opening bar, you can tell Kamikaze put a lot of effort into this, and truly has a lot of respect for Kano; focussing on his already very special lyrical ability and stretching himself as much as possible to live up to the name of his idol.
He takes flows and a few lyrics from what should be two well-known tracks from Kano’s Home Sweet Home, but this is where Massappeals works some magic of his own.
The refix of Kano’s P’s and Q’s, adding his own to sound to an established and well recognised instrumental was a risk but it massively paid off. As a result, he created something that is still original and you can easily identify as a Massappeals production. The beat change halfway through the track is a really nice and different touch, which sees the producer sample Nobody Don’t Dance No More from Home Sweet Home, holding the concept of the track steady.
The dup have really put in some good work together and we are excited to see where their relationship will take them.
Check out the visuals for the track, courtesy of SBTV, below.
Credit: SBTV: Music