Cary "CKP" Kanno is constantly in search of new musical frontiers. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, he formed and continues playing with two well-known bands, the Abstract Giants and Doko Benjo. In search of fresh creative outlets in 2009, Cary simultaneously released two solo full-length albums, simply titled "Cary Kanno One" and "Cary Kanno Two." Both were recorded and produced at CKP studios, his home studio. They feature an array of guests from Abstract Giants, Doko Benjo, and other musician friends. The albums have been well received by both fans and industry alike.
Cary Kanno has opened for many great acts including: Rusted Root, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Robert Randolph, The Gza, The Rza, Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jean Gray, DJ Z-Trip, The Redwalls, Poi Dog Pondering, Eyedea, Andrew Bird, Bernie Worrell, Digable Planets, and many more.
A classic hip hop song in the vein of Run DMC and the Sugar Hill Gang. A song about issues with American Society, job - work problems, Running the gauntlet, surviving in society. Features guitars, bass, and a killer hook. Terrific rapping, female background vocals, uptempo, timely, echoes real life. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
Song Topics: False sense of superiority, education system in America
A driving rhythm and beat guide this funky hip hop song. Featuring 4 male vocalists, acoustic and electric and bass guitars. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
Song Topics: Buddhism, Waking up to what's around you, Nirvana, rebirth.
An intense yet laid back groove featuring nylon string guitars, bass, and a powerful beat. Mixed Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
Song Topics: Failed relationships, Breakups, Leaving a lover Orchestral instruments and a great beat drive this bumping hip hop track. Featuring electric guitars, Pedal Steel, bass, 4 male vocalists. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
An eclectic funk song about a cultural revolution that has already begun... in it's most basic form. A protest song about how humans are destroying the earth and themselves. Features alot of instrumental rocking out! Male Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap