Label: Parlophone
Released: August 30

There are a number of reasons as to why Hoodies All Summer—Kano’s sixth studio album—was received so positively in 2019. The difference between albums like Home Sweet Home, London Town, Made In The Manor and Hoodies All Summer isn’t just its sonic pallettes, it’s the various ways in which the MC’s relationship with home has changed and evolved over the years. Kano has been compared to Jay-Z in the past, but perhaps the one area where he trumps the Brooklyn legend is that the Newham icon’s love for his ends doesn’t mean pricing out your fellow natives by investing in a new stadium, and that was reflected throughout Hoodies All Summer, a project that fuses grime, hip-hop and dancehall with black pride sermons. —Jesse Bernard