Slime & Reason is the sixth studio album of original material by Roots Manuva. It was released on 1 September 2008 on the Big Dada label. Hip Hop Connection magazine named it Album Of The Year 2008. In 2009 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe.
Roots Manuva – Slime & Reason. Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Reggae. Style: Breaks, Hip Hop, Dancehall. Slime & Reason (CD, Album, Promo). Slime & Reason (2xCD, Album, Ltd).
Here on his fourth album, UK rapper Roots Manuva is at his best the more he breaks from a traditional rap template. Maybe it's just the phonics of Rodney Smith's rap handle, but listening to Slime & Reason, I keep coming back to the word "ruminative. Though "I'm not a rapper" has been mostly co-opted in the post-Jigga era by young turks who place T-shirt design and "the grind" (. selling/annoying you with their demo on the streets) above working on their rhyme skills, it sorta fits the bill in a non-pejorative way for Roots Manuva's thoughtful, almost didactic slow flow
Album · 2008 · 14 Songs. Slime and Reason Roots Manuva. Listen on Apple Music.
Roots Manuva’s influences and directions have branched album by album. Roots Manuva first started his debut with darker vibes, then with his sophomore effort came a lighter sound, soon after he would delve into dub, electronic, and drum n bass. Some artists tend to stick with what works, Roots Manuva tries to reinvent or extend himself as much as possible, but his hip-hop efforts are the main catalyst for all of his work. Slime & Reason’, the 2008 effort is Roots Manuva’s 4th studio album to come in after 10 years from his sensational debut.
Kick Up Ya Foot could be lifted from a mid-’90s Busta Rhymes session, but it’s kept grounded with Manuva’s Guru-esque, mega-chill flow. Elsewhere, on 2 Much 2 Soon, he lets his delivery take on more of a cockney swagger, but juxtaposes it against a spare snare loop with occasional emphatic horn flourishes. And on bangers like I’m A New Man, Manuva goes for broke with chaotic, El-P-worthy production, bringing the album toward a close with a definitive reaffirmation of his legacy.
The lilting gospel chorus of 'Let the Spirit' and the doomy 'It's Me Oh Lord' find Manuva stewing in a cauldron of guilt and self-recrimination, the potent authority in his voice lending them gravity and beauty in equal measure. 80. This being Roots Manuva there's a lyrical gem in pretty much each song - and this being Roots Manuva, a lot of them are intensely personal observations.
Roots Manuva is different again. Older, wiser, more concerned with the pain of existence than his chains, he is arguably the finest rapper we have. But the producers are of the moment, achingly so. Most notable is up-and-coming Sheffield sensation Toddla T, who adds piaow! noises to songs like 'Buff Nuff' - a very funny plea for female attention - and 'Do Nah Bodda Mi', a clanking battle of the sexes.
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|1||Again & Again||4:07|
|3||Do Nah Bodda Mi||3:16|
|4||Let The Spirit||4:39|
|5||Kick Up Ya Foot||3:44|
|6||A Man's Talk||3:48|
|8||It's Me Oh Lord||3:34|
|9||2 Much 2 Soon||5:24|
|10||Do 4 Self||3:11|
|11||The Show Must Go On||6:09|
|12||I'm A New Man||3:05|
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Label Code: lc-12885
- Matrix / Runout: BDCD123P 01
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 04BI
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