“There are few Brit MCs that can hold a candle to Rodney Smith. Since his 1999 debut, Brand New Second Hand, the London rapper better known as Roots Manuva has commanded the mike with a presence and authority that makes most of the competition look like wallflowers…. His new album, ‘Bleeds’—like the rest, released on Big Dada—sees Smith in especially animated Roots Manuva form, with production from such varied beat makers and studio dons as Four Tet, On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood and Switch (ex-Major Lazer). Slickly made at first listen, but thrumming with lyrical depths, it’s a new chapter for the U.K.’s most original rapper.” — via XLR8R
Click HERE to read the full interview, or check out a track from “Bleeds” below!