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If you've read any of the speculation surrounding Awfully Deep, you'll be aware that this is the down album from beleaguered Brit-Jamaican rapper Roots Manuva, a troubled work where he battles with the twin demons of depression and mental illness. Luckily, hard times can't entirely keep a good man like Rodney Smith down: barely two minutes into the bashed-up dub-hop of "Mind 2 Motion," he's already exhorting his audience to "Swing your pants!/ Swing your skirt!/ Shake away the hurt!" in an effort to keep the black dog from his door.

And truly, this is a long dark night of the soul: on the excellent "Colossal Insight," Smith turns to God to save his sanity; on pitch-black soul number "The Falling," he's lost in an apocalyptic reverie, fantasizing about smuggling hand-grenades onto an airplane. But luckily, Smith is agreeably incapable of presenting his predicament without moments of dark levity: see the title track, which recalls a stint at a mental hospital populated by "crooked doctors and kinky nurses." A man who dispatches the Reaper with a nudge and a wink, Roots Manuva remains one of British hip-hop's most potent forces. --Louis Pattison


1. Mind 2 Motion
2. Awfully Deep
3. Cause 4 Pause
4. Colossal Insight
5. Too Cold
6. A Haunting
7. Rebel Heart
8. Chin High
9. Babylon Medicine
10. Pause 4 Cause
11. Move Ya Loin featuring Lotek
12. Thinking
13. The Falling
14. Toothbrush

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 19, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Big Dada Records
  • ASIN: B0007XB5TA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,092,592 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mr. leffy on September 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
An English friend turned me on to Roots Manuva--how did I sleep on this sick MC? I'm from Washington DC so I was skeptical. English hip-hop?! This guy is the [...]. Since I'm the first reviewer I'll break it down for you:

1. Mind To Motion: 10/10 Use your mind to motion. Please lord forgive me for my sinny sin sins--dope track
2. Awfully Deep: 10/10 Title track. This CD is awfully deep
3. Cause 4 Pause: 10/10 1:11 of breathing room
4. Colossal Insight: 8/10 Self-conscious phat joint
5. Too Cold: 11/10 INSTANT classic--well worth the price of the album! Life is hard but it's just too bad man.
6. A Haunting: 8/10 This whole CD is haunted
7. Rebel Heart: 10/10 the real fast paced hip-hop
8. Chin High: 10/10 Keep your chin up
9. Babylon Medicine: 8/10 Long live the ugly
10. Pause for Cause: 8/10 Another break, no stupid skits here
11. Move Ya Loin: 9/10 It's grown on me
12. Thinking: 8/10 The hook is a little iffy
13. The Falling: 10/10 for the opening: 'guns, [...], hoes, crack, death and disease and a baseball bat...'
14. Toothbrush: 10/10 Cleanin' Up UK warrior survivalist

You can play this CD straight through and then play it again. Pick it up tomorrow and play it again. Buy this. Better yet, buy all three of Roots Manuva's albums and, um, your [...] welcome.
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roots manuva is back again with an all new instalment of brit's best dub hop beats. this album is bangin with some of the most liscious beats around. electronic sounds with mixtures of dub/reggae & hip hop flava. the album's lyrics are a bit on the darker side, mentioning good & bad times, right's & wrong's "some times i hate my self, some times i love my self" to cold. but they are all in a way to uplift or to give insight not to further the spiral. if your not at all familiar with roots he creats all his beats & production, his beats are not typical hip hop but hybrids of adding electric moog/analog to reggae/dub inspired riddums. not even comparable to gorillaz, or aesop rock. but if you enjoy those groups this wont be a stretch. the other reviewer is correct in his statment that when you come to the end of this record you will definettely want to re listen imediatelly. everysong is fantastic & no skipable tracks. he only has 1 other mc on the whole album, so you know if its good that he is the mack, enjoy i know you will.
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By Mudrubble on March 4, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Just flat out an amazing lyrical and sonic offering. The beats are the most varied and ingenious beats you can imagine, that don't compromise on quality or catchiness. In fact, it has the most consistency in beats out of all his albums. The lyrics are one (very) slight step up from what we're used to. He seems to be "evening out", less standout moments, more solid, standup material. His lyrics mystify again and again, the fluency of sound and meaning is a true gift. Easily well worth the money for anyone who cares for lyrical or sonic art. Period.
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By Paul Gallagher on October 9, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a welcome break from the usual Fiddy-cloned output that makes up the current US HipHop-scene. You've got it all here - thought-provoking lyrics, dubby beats and all round goodness. Manuva mixes up various styles - from dancehall and dub to 2-step and grime. Whilst lacking the instant monster such as 'Witness', this album is much more consistant than his previous work.... this is all killer, no filler! The choice is: there ain't no choice but to pursue it!!!
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