Roots Manuva. Witness The Fitness. Well, an introduction is highly unnecessary, but in case you were just born - he’s the man. The idea behind some of the most landmark pieces of music our humble little island has seen... Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva was born and bred in Stockwell, South London.
We have all been waiting for ages for this. There was stories that Roots Manuva had been dropped, but this was obviously bunkum with Roots being one of the label’s most successful artists. So now the wait is over as Roots Manuva releases the first single from his forthcoming LP.
Straight outta South Yorks comes “the rap Jonnie Briggs” and Sheffield’s one-man answer to the Beastie Boys; the gob-wobbling, microphone-bothering rap powerhouse known as Kid Acne. Romance Ain’t Dead is an 11 track short, sharp shock to the ear drums that’s filled with more bangers than an overstocked sausage factory and is one of the funniest yet slickest albums you’ll have heard all year.