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.
Check out the new video from Busdriver, Eat Rich, taken from his eighth solo album, Perfect Hair out now, meanwhile FACT get up close and personal with the LA lyricist in a candid in-depth interview.
"Circles", the third single from Kate Tempest’s Everybody Down, is available for pre-order now. Also watch the brand new video directed by Joe Carey.
Kate Tempest & Young Fathers have both been nominated for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize!
The LA underground wordsmith releases his new album this week, Perfect Hair featuring Danny Brown, Aesop Rock and beats from Mono/Poly and Jeremiah Jae. Pick it up on 2LP, CD and download - Big Dada / iTunes / Amazon.
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
Majestic Theatre, Madison, , US
Yppah and Blockhead
Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, , US
Make It New, Boston, , US
Metro, Chicago, , US
Summit Music Hall, Denver, , US
SAT, Montreal, , CA
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