Commenting on Kano’s big scoop, Stephen Hill, Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards said, “Kano’s killing it right now and the fact the he emerged victorious among such a talented nominee crew speaks volumes. I first became familiar with him through the “Run the Road” CD and further through the excellent BET News report on UK hiphop. It really is only a matter of time before Kano is dazzling American audiences like he does those in the UK. We’re glad to facilitate the introduction”.
This is the second year that BET International will be shining their spotlight on UK artists by creating a special award around the British urban music scene at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Last Year Sway won the award, which he attended in Atlanta and took part in an on screen rooftop battle alongside Papoose, Remy and Lupe Fiasco. This year, International acts confirmed to take part in an on screen freestyle battle include Dizzee Rascal and Flo from Guadeloupe.
The BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 will take place on Saturday, October 13 at Atlanta's Civic Center, and premiere on the network Wednesday, October 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
By: Michelle Adabra