The whole album is full of real names and real street names - and not just famous people as well but the names of your mates and family members. Are you trying to root Made In The Manor in a particular time and place?
Kano: Yeah, definitely in East London. I was made in the manor and that’s where these stories come from. I grew up in and around Canning Town, East Ham, Plaistow, Stratford… Newham in general. So that’s why it’s heavily descriptive of East London. There’s a moment on the record during the track This Is England where I take it from describing East London to describing England in general.
i will admit i have yet to enter a polish food shop, even though i keep meaning to (the meats and bakery items look good).