The work of acclaimed dub poet and musician Linton Kwesi Johnson has had a profound effect on hip-hop artist Roots Manuva. He explains Johnson’s influence and tells Port why a dub poet is a ‘mutant hybrid’. Read the full article here.
Celebrating the passing of 15 years since Roots Manuva’s debut album, Big Dada are giving away the opening track "Movements" on SoundCloud.
Celebrating the passing of 15 years since Roots Manuva’s debut album, we are giving the opening track "Movements" on our SoundCloud here.
Big Dada mainstay Rodney Hylton Smith will headline Nozstock Festival this year, which takes place between 1 - 3 August in Herefordshire, UK.
Roots Manuva narrates the second episode of the Dazed-commissioned documentary on the sound of his south London surroundings - watch here.
Kate Tempest shares the first "chapter" from her upcoming "novel-rhyme" solo album, Everybody Down, on the Guardian - head here to listen.
Hot on the heels of their SXSW adventures this month, Young Fathers are prepping for the US leg of their tour with Anticon's Baths. Full dates & tickets below the jump.
Kate Tempest launches her new rap album Everybody Down at Corsica Studios on Tuesday 20 May, tickets available from See Tickets / Ticketmaster / Star Green
Get The Get
Watch Me Dance
Toddla T with Roots Manuva
Coldcut feat. Roots Manuva
Nice Up The Function
Mr. Scruff feat. Roots Manuva
Again & Again
Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, , GB
Unit, Tokyo, , JP
Neumo's Crystal Ball, Seattle, WA, US
DJ Food (Paul's Boutique Set)
Moon Club, Cardiff, , GB
The Admiral, Glasgow, , GB
La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, , FR
Pepsi Center, Denver, , US
The Air Between Words
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