Roots Manuva: Photo by James Pearson-Howe
Roots Manuva is, as I am sure you're all aware, an absolute fucking legend. The biggest name in UK hip-hop. An international star. And also, a very funny guy.
"People see me as a rapper, or an emcee, or a musician," he says in a new documentary (below). "But I'm no different! I'm just trying to get enough money to buy an ice-cream van... I'm livin' out my dream."
Roots Manuva's new single 'Buff Nuff' is out on 7th July - you can watch the video, directed by Alastair Siddons below, plus a short, exclusive interview with the man they call Rodney Smith. The new LP 'Slime & Reason' follows in August on Big Dada.