Sunday 24 September 2017

Kano wants Mos Def collaboration

Kano has said he's disappointed that a planned collaboration with Mos Def never materialised.

The British rapper had hoped to get some studio time with the US star for his new album, Method To The Maadness.

"Who I wanted to work with on this album but didn't get to was Mos Def - I know him and he's one of my favourite rappers but it just never worked with scheduling and stuff, so he is someone I'd definitely like to work with," he said at the launch of Crackdown 2 on Xbox 360 in London.

Kano, who has worked with the likes of Gorillaz and Craig David, would also have liked to reunite with The Streets' Mike Skinner.

"I wanted to work with Mike Skinner again on the album, but it never happened," he added.

Other acts he dreams of singing with include Slick Rick - "one of my favourite rappers of all time" - and Outkast's Andre 3000.

Method To The Maadness, featuring Hot Chip, Damon Albarn and Wiley, will be released on August 30.

"It took a couple of years to make and finalise it, and I've just finished," the London-born rapper said.

"It's a great album to me, it infuses loads of different sounds. It's something different to what I've done in the past but has elements of who Kano is. It's really fresh-sounding, it's got its own swagger."

:: Exclusive to Xbox, Crackdown 2 is released on July 9 and is the sequel to 2007's award-winning Crackdown.

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