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Run Come Save Me [Import]

Roots Manuva Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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1. No Strings...
2. Bashment Boogie
3. Witness (1 Hope)
4. Join The Dots
5. Black Box Interlude
6. Ital Visions
7. Kicking The Cack
8. Dub Styles
9. Trim Body
10. Artical
11. Hol' It Up
12. Stone The Crows
13. Sinny Sin Sins
14. Evil Rabbit
15. Swords In The Dirt
16. Highest Grade
17. Dreamy Days

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While the debate rages about why a country as large and multicultural as England has yet to produce a noteworthy MC, Roots Manuva makes a strong case that a contender has arrived. On "Witness 1 Hope" (hands down, the best cut on the album) and "Article," Manuva drops some clever Jamaica-meets-Brixton, patois-inflected rhymes over producer Lord Gosh's otherworldly beats and sci-fi sound effects. Innovative, this album is. Jurassic 5's Chali 2na's thick baritone adds some Left Coast flavor to "Join the Dots" as Manuva waxes about South London life. This release captures a unique snapshot of black British musical tastes with equal parts funk, dub, roots reggae, electronica, and hip-hop. Check out "Highest Grade," a dub pro-weed anthem, and "Sinny Sin Sins," which focuses on Manuva's run-ins with religious types ("Do I need a middleman to link with the Creator?"). This album is for freethinking hip-hoppers who appreciate Outkast and crave exposure to authentically futuristic beats and Afrocentric, avant-garde ghetto rhymes. --Dalton Higgins

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, best Hip Hop album of 2001 April 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
I cant say enough about how wicked this album is. I'm a caribbean new yorker and visited England in 99 when his debut was released, "Brand New Second Hand". I had heard of him before from Ninja Tune cuts, but his album was over my expectations. I have to big up my brothers in Brixton and other parts of London who showed me much love when I came. I didnt know anyone and they made my trip worth it, unlike the anglo saxon people who walk around London with their nose so high I have to wonder if their head hurts from looking down at everyone so much. Otherwise England was great, Roots Manuva is a great representative of the Black musical scene in London. His contributions to the international stage of hip hop will hopefully rival England's best contribution to hip hop, the Ruler Slick Rick.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspired though inconsistent Dec 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
'Run Come Save Me' is a landmark in not only UK hiphop but hiphop in general, as it is very different to anything else you will come across in its whole approach. Unfortunately the incredible songs are the obvious ones - 'Bashment Boogie', 'Witness', 'Join The Dots', 'Sinny Sin Sins' and 'Dreamy Days' - and the other tracks are merely good. If Roots Manuva had made a 12-track album of this quality, it would have been incredible, but at an overlong 17 tracks some of this is down on standard, though there are no bad tracks. Roots Manuva is lyrically acute as on 'Sinny Sin Sins' which sums up the problems with organised religion extremely articulately, and he also crafts some exciting sounds blending his unique, British rapping voice to influences of ragga, garage and Afro-Caribbean sounds, while staying 100% hiphop. It may not be flawless, but he's a major talent who one day could easily make an album that is.
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Format:Audio CD
By now Roots Manuva is a household name, also outside the UK. Where I believe he's a real star. And I've had his first record since it was out for like a week. It was one of my first hiphop records and my first UK hiphop record, and it still remains one of my favorite records of all time. This one has been out for a few years too, so it should be old... But this is so tight. And it is on many levels. The beats are incredibly original. They are strange to hear first, but in a few minutes your bouncing in your seat. They whole record sounds jamaican. It's all there: some reggae, heavy dub basses, dancehall vibes. Roots Manuva is also jamaican and your can hear that in his voice. He speaks a mix between jamaican and english. Somehow that makes a really cool combination. He has a deep and rough voice that he flexes troughout the range while he drops his laidback flow. He sounds offbeat at some times, but this man can really flow and drops more styles than your average mc. This whole package brings you classic material. It's not music to play everyday, but in the right mood it's perfect and skipproof. If this was dropped today it could've been really hot, with the whole dancehall, garage hype going on today. Where busta rhymes still busts double time flows over overused drumloops, Roots Manuva has been making the perfect crossover into hiphop for years. There is something on it for everyone. If you are ready to expand your taste, check this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a few quotes for y'all Nov. 18 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"One of the albums of the year" - The Independent
"Not just a landmark UK hip hop album, but a landmark hip hop album period" - Mojo "
Superb" - Time Out
"Brilliant" - Blues & Soul
"Charming, erudite, personal, experimental but always approachable... this is a benchmark for UK hip hop" - Muzik
"One of the sanest offerings to emerge from the British inner city and a healthy anitdote to the inanity of US hip hop" - The Observer
"A great album" - The Daily Telegraph "
Too maverick, too brilliantly original a telent to be thethered by mere genre or geography" - The Times
"Breathtaking" - The Guardian "
Truly marking out the way forward for hip hop, wherever it's from" - Jockey Slut
"A triumphant return... absolutely sensational" - The Sunday Times
"Everything about this album is fresh... the sound of someone making a truly personal record in their own original style." - Sleaze Nation
"Album of the year?" - The Wire
"This is unlike anything - hip hop-wise - out there at the mo. Believe it. The hype behind this man is for real" - Echoes
"A fiercely original, hallucinatory masterpiece, a visonary re-imagining of what hip hop can be... among the best albums of the year" - Esquire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Run Come Save me Aug. 22 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Its an Incredibly deep CD
I love it .. especially Ital Visions
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Leader Of The Next Wave Of Hip-Hop... Jan. 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
Roots Manuva is one of the few decent emcees in hip-hop worth bothering with, because he doesn't base his skills on how many platinum chains are hanging from his neck, but in the quality of flow and content in his lyrics. Like most of the emcees I enjoy, he waxes poetic about the spiritual properties of Mary Jane ("Highest Grade," "Sword In The Dirt"), and raps more about matters of the heart than the bank account, which is why the spineless radio suckas in the US don't have the stones to play him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Colonic Irrigation Dec 11 2002
By Domshom
Format:Audio CD
When you hear this album as a hip hop fan it is like getting a colonic, it get rid of all the s%@t and leaves you feeling like a new man. Uk hip hop is where its at presently and Roots manuva is at the fore front. Witness has to be my favourite track maybe of all time and if you get the chance to see the video consider yourself privileged. His ryhmes are so original and at times so out there you just cant help having a big smile on your face as you light up a bifta kick back and listen to this classic. Only reason I didn't give it five stars is I can only see him getting better and with a new album in the pipeline I dont want to run out of stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Amazing
I bought this album without even listening to one song. didn't regret it, every track on here is truly amazing. it's got funk, hardcore old-skool basslines and reggae. Read more
Published on Nov. 2 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic UK Hip-Hop
This is a classic piece of UK hip-hop, as is Roots Manuva's other album. All the tracks on it, with the exception of 'Trim Body', are great and do not tire after several listens. Read more
Published on June 26 2002 by MopDaThug
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic UK Hip-Hop
This is a classic piece of UK hip-hop, as is Roots Manuva's other album. All the tracks on it, with the exception of 'Trim Body', are great and do not tire after several listens. Read more
Published on June 26 2002 by MopDaThug
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic UK Hip-Hop
This is a classic piece of UK hip-hop, as is Roots Manuva's other album. All the tracks on it, with the exception of 'Trim Body', are great and do not tire after several listens. Read more
Published on June 26 2002 by MopDaThug
1.0 out of 5 stars Roots Manuva
this album is very good I am very into Hip Hop especially the British Hip Hop scene I hate indie, this man is very talented (I hope you sensed the sarcasm in that)
Published on May 20 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars funky fresh sounds down to the roots
this cd has become one of my new favorites. blending sounds of dub, hip hop, reagae, and funk this album by roots manuva is hot! especially the track with tuna from j5.
Published on April 8 2002
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