Roots Manuva

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Readers recommend: share your songs about roots
Make your nomination in the comments and a reader will pick the best eligible tracks for a playlist next week. You have until Monday 4 July

Guardian music

30, Jun, 2016 @7:00 PM

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New Order, the National and Maccabees to headline Latitude
Suffolk festival will be London band’s first top slot, while strong support comes from Father John Misty among indie favourites, plus circus tricks and comedy turns

Guardian music

03, Mar, 2016 @9:50 AM

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Roots Manuva review – his most haunting, uncompromising music yet
The eccentric hip-hop pioneer relishes playing street philosopher and party starter while delivering some of his finest songs

Stevie Chick

06, Nov, 2015 @12:20 PM

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Roots Manuva on mental health, Bleeds and his ‘nasty little mutant’ sound
The MC and producer is on a creative roll with his latest album – but says he’d never dare tell his doctor what inspires him

Tim Jonze

05, Nov, 2015 @6:25 PM

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Roots Manuva: Bleeds review – hit-and-miss sixth from UK hip-hop ringmaster
There are some great moments on Roots Manuva’s sixth album, but some pretty horrific ones, too

Kate Hutchinson

29, Oct, 2015 @10:30 PM

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Roots Manuva: Bleeds review – gruff intensity
Bitterness, intensity and a beautifully idiosyncratic meditation from the gruff South London rapper

Killian Fox

29, Oct, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Roots Manuva – Bleeds: Exclusive album stream
Have a listen to the British rapper’s bold new album ahead of release and let us know your thoughts

Guardian music

27, Oct, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Listen to Roots Manuva's Don’t Breathe Out
Pioneer of UK rap returns with his latest single from Bleeds, a Barry White-sampling, ‘neo-spiritual rare groove’

Guardian music

22, Sep, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Citadel festival review – a kaleidoscopic musical landscape
From Afrobeat royalty Seun Kuti to hometown heroes such as Roots Manuva, this boutique festival presented a rousing, crowd-pleasing account of London’s musical diversity

Stevie Chick

20, Jul, 2015 @12:27 PM

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Brit-hop: 10 of the best
From hip-house pioneers through the urban nightmarists to the rappers inspired by literature, here are some of UK hip-hop's finest moments

Charlotte Richardson Andrews

09, Jul, 2014 @12:41 PM

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Roots Manuva: 'My whole career is just like a massive mistake'

The rapper talks about his real name, Rodney, being labelled the 'voice of urban Britain' and wanting to work with James Blunt

Michael Cragg

24, Jan, 2013 @3:36 PM

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My favourite music venue

Johnny Marr, Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts, Roots Manuva and Anna Calvi celebrate the gig spaces they love

Interviews by Gareth Grundy, Killian Fox and Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy

27, Jan, 2012 @2:18 PM

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