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Roots Manuva

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Roots Manuva: Britain's deepest rap star

Profile and Interview by Angus Batey, Daily Telegraph, 9 March 2006

ROOTS MANUVA, king of British hip hop, tells Angus Batey about his new album, his "moronic" sense of humour — and why he pretended he ...

Roots Manuva: Brand New Second Hand (Big Dada) ****½

Review by Carl Loben, Melody Maker, 1 May 1999

UK HIP HOP is only ever any good when it doesn't try to copy Americans all the time. A prodigious talent like Roots Manuva has ...

Roots Manuva: The Venue, London ****

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 13 August 1999

YOU COULD probably write the history of British hip-hop in this space. The problem is less a dearth of homegrown talent than a lack of ...

The home boys: Roots Manuva and the UK posse

Report and Interview by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 13 September 2001

Who needs Eminem and P Diddy when we've got perfectly good British rappers? Dave Simpson talks to Roots Manuva and the UK posse ...

Roots Manuva: Things I Like

Interview by Rob Hughes, The Word, December 2011

HIP-HOP DREAM-WEAVER, advocate of the Ray Charles boutique label system, Rastamouse apologist. ...

Roots Manuva: Kentish Town Forum, London

Live Review by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 28 November 2005

THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMETHING of the drunk-uncle-at-a-wedding about Roots Manuva, so it's as much of a surprise for him as for us to see ...

The war on jiggification

Report and Interview by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 26 October 2007

Stevie Chick on how UK hip-hop got its groove ...


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