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For di hiphop headz: Roots Manuva gotta new drop

Postby NannyMaroon » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:34 pm

Thing called Awfully Deep. Pretty good so far
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Postby Uncle Selecta » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:52 pm

Yipe, finally Roots Manuva is back...
Cool dummy video. Saw it today... 8)
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Postby scarface » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:59 pm

so come on those who've heard it...any good?
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Postby Aaron » Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:06 pm

I loved Run Come Save Me and thought the dub LP was nearly as strong, thought I recall some of it being a bit overblown. Very much looking forward to the newie. Any thoughts on his previous record Brand New Second Hand?

brand new second hand

Postby nafet » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:13 am

bnsh is an excellent album too - well worth checking. ninjatune are linking a vid of the latest single 'colossal insight' - looks and sounds tight!
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Postby jmcn1000 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:09 pm

Yup, I've heard the new Roots Manuva, and it's incredible! A beautifully tight, perfectly flowing, not a moment wasted type of an album. Will Ashon at Big Dada's line on it when I talked to him was that it's the first through and through classic album from a classic artist, and I have to agree. Way better than the last two. It's on some Jah Shaka plays Burt Bacharach type tip in places, which always does it for me. Already looking like one of the top 10 hip-hop albums of 2005 to me. You should also look out for the Ricky Ranking stuff Roots is putting out on his Banana Klan label. Ricky was a deejay on nuff south london sounds in the 80s (put out a tune called Digital Rock in about 86) and he's been Roots' hype man live for the last few years. HIs new stuff is on some Roots Manuva meets Portishead meets Shaka type tip all with a sweet singer/gruffly deejay on top.
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Postby nafet » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:32 pm

will do - thanks for the infos!
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Postby tim p » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:27 pm

Ricky Ranking ran with Taurus sound (UK) in the mid 80's and later with Nasty Rockers. He's still superb on Reggae stuff as well as MC'ing on Hip Hop and D&B.

We worked with him a few times on the sadly no more Return Of The Boom-Bap nights in London.
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