Roots Manuva: Slime & Reason (Big Dada)

The story of British hip-hop is littered with talented nearly-men (The Brotherhood, Demon Boyz), one-joke oddities (Derek B, Credit To The Nation) and genuine sad cases (Slick Rick, So Solid Crew). In this milieu of serial underachievement, Rodney Sm

30th August, 2008

The story of British hip-hop is littered with talented nearly-men (The Brotherhood, Demon Boyz), one-joke oddities (Derek B, Credit To The Nation) and genuine sad cases (Slick Rick, So Solid Crew). In this milieu of serial underachievement, Rodney Smith is as close as you’ll get to a success story.

There’s nothing here as sublime as the ramshackle bounce of Witness The Fitness, still his finest moment, but Slime & Reason has the same...

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