Your born you take shit

Get out in the world take more shit
Climb a little higher take less shit
Till one day youâÂÂre up in the rarefied atmosphere and you forgot what shit even looks like
Welcome to the layer cake son!

Check, check Check Check
I'm two albums deep a thousand shows in

Cause I fight for the right till the towel gets thrown in
We hustle down here, knuckles round here

Never stay pretty when your raised in the city

Itâs a place full of hatred where they wanna stick me

Cause Iâm making my status and they think too quickly

Iâm a victim to criticism menace to society
Cause I'm in a position where many do it via me

(Huh), but there's always an obstacle just move left but the stress ainât optional
It's all bless but nah you forget you gotta do better you can't do your best

Crucial how you move cause you'll lose your breath in this music follow you to death

Do us part, now youâÂÂre married to the game, with no footsteps to follow. pave the way

Eh, thatâs the layer cake, play your position itâÂÂs too fucked let me explain how the biz is

Too real, you feel that youâÂÂre in control but you ainâÂÂt your stuck in the layer cake

The Layer Cake.

The Layer Cake.

The Layer Cake.

The Layer Cake (Welcome to the layer cake son.)

They layer cakes like being stuck in the system

Just for existence to be someone coming up as an infant

We seen it in Scarface, the road to the top the fucking hard way

But you know how the music is, gotta pass a few layers before you get rich
It's a hustle gotta struggle just so you can shit gold

And you still owe, thatâÂÂs why they get rich and you get broke

But Iâm still writing

ItâÂÂs never gonna stop till you fucking with a cherry on the top

But Iâm still trying

The road think Iâve blown but I ainât nowhere near the icing

Obviously the radio fears my writing
But my ideas are frightening

So IâÂÂm still stuck in the layer cake, taking my chances

They trying to put me in another box. grime artist
And IâÂÂm trying to see the cream in the middle
Thatâs the money I ainât just speaking in riddles

I ainât trying to be part time, dealing a little

Or trying to see hard times stealing at lidlâs

Things just ainât what they seem, Iâm on the grind like banner said

From pirates to mainstream, and still not that ahead

Cause Iâm in the industry man, in England
Where I'll never sell more than an indie band

You donât even wanna know the ins and outs
But let me tell you how it goes down


Layers and Layers of bullshit, the games fucked up
But you gotta play it you can't pause it
And you can't forfeit as a up and coming emcee

Trying to bust but your pockets empty
I work hard, never a night off
Watch fabulous life of and see all things that I want
But I don't think Uk's ready
My tunes on heavy rotation cause it's got mike on
Ever since so solid dropped, 21 seconds, the charts ainât really had anyone reppinâ

So can you get to the top of the top

11 still no top of the pops, how
Said I'll probably get nominated
No disrespect to Lemar but I think I should have gone to take it

But fuck this, fuck the Brits, get pissed take the piss out of this Paris Hilton bitch
Cause I don't belong here
I've come a long way it's been a long year
And I'm so near but yet so far
Climbing the ladder till to the rarefied atmosphere...

Welcome to the layer cake. (itâs the layer cake) son

(Ooh yeah, itâs the layer cake)

(Ooh yeah, itâs the layer cake.)


There are two musical projects by the name of Kano -- [1] a UK hip hop / grime rapper and [2] a classic italo-disco project

[1] In his early teens Kano attended Langdon Comprehensive School in East Ham, Newham, where his mother still works. Kano was a promising footballer, representing Chelsea F.C., Junior Hammers and Norwich City by the age of thirteen, but in the end he abandoned his sporting ambitions in favour of a musical career. His cousin Jonathan Fortune plays for Charlton Athletic. ... Read More