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Roots Manuva, Brand New Second Hand

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1783160

Disk length: 1h 3m 47s (17 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1999

Label: Unknown

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“Brand New Second Hand” Tracks & Durations

1. Movements 4:12
2. Dem Phonies 4:28
3. Juggle Tings Proper 5:04
4. Inna 4:31
5. Soul Decay 2:56
6. Baptism 4:21
7. Strange Behaviour 3:52
8. Organ Skit 0:16
9. Big Things a Gwaan 4:42
10. Sinking Sands 4:08
11. Wisdom Fall 3:08
12. Roots-Fi Discotek Skit 0:31
13. Clockwork 3:55
14. Cornmeal Dumpling 5:27
15. Fever 4:00
16. Oh Yeah 3:18
17. Motion 5000 4:47

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Review

For a long time, it seemed like any sort of hip-hop that came from Great Britain was immediately labeled "trip-hop." But it's impossible to pigeonhole crews like Black Twang and London rapper Roots Manuva into that category--and sometimes it's tough to slot Roots Manuva into any category. Unfortunately, the production on this album is spotty, veering uncomfortably from the hopelessly fractured reggae of "Dem Phonies" to the live funk of "Fever." Roots Manuva's skills, though, are undeniable, and he maneuvers through tracks like "Big Things" and "Baptism" with a keen intellect and an impressive moral authority. His Brit-accented flow differs greatly from that of his American peers, though, and may prove to be an acquired taste for some. Flawed as it may be, Brand New Second Hand shows that international hip-hop need not mimic that of the States in order to compete--but it could take some lessons in the studio. --Justin Hampton

Other Versions

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Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand

Tracks: 17, Disk length: 1h 4m 10s (+0m 23s)

Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand

Tracks: 17, Disk length: 1h 5m 1s (+1m 14s)

Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand

Tracks: 16 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 60m 52s (-3m 5s)