Rodney Hylton Smith, better known by his stage name Roots Manuva, is an urban british rapper of unrivaled quality from Stockwell, Saaaf London. Best known for his socio-political lyrics and fearless writing, Rodney encompasses dub, ragga, funk and hip hop as it floats through dope filled club warehouses. Roots Manuva has collaborated with Fly53 since the beginning and we’re still as proud of it now as we were way back then.
Roots Manuva is set to play at Bestival; the banging four-day music festival set on the Isle of White and Beacons Festival; which is taking place on a new less floodable location in North Yorkshire, amongst other tour dates this summer.
Get you ears stuck into ‘Witness’ by Roots Manuva below.
Posted on: April 13, 2012
People, the festival season is upon us once more. A chance to say fuck off to normality, kick back and enjoy living the life of a bum. A few friends of ours will be working hard to rock your socks off. Check them out;
Roots Manuva is set to headline Beacons Festival, Yorkshire. 17th – 19th August. If you fancy this cutting-edge festival, get your waders on, 2011 was cancelled due to extreme flooding.
Hudson Mohawke headlines Simple things festival. A one-day music and visual festival situated in the heart of Bristol. 6-7th May
Keiser chiefs are playing at T in the park, Scotland. Aptly named after the brewing company Tennents. 6th – 8th July.
Causing chaos is second nature to us. Let it be known with this perfect festival accompaniment.
Posted on: March 10, 2012
Roots Manuva brings his socially conscious and musically experimental British hip hop to the Jazz World stage @ Glastonbury this year and his man on the decks was rocking the Fly53 Bumper Stuff jacket.