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Roots Manuva, born Rodney Smith is a British hip-hop artist, who mixes hip hop with reggae and dub as well as electronica, and even some gospel. He grew up around Stockwell in South London. His parents were from a small village in Jamaica called Banana Hole where his father was a preacher and tailor. Spending much of his early years in poverty, this and his strict Pentecostal upbringing clearly had an influence on his music as can be seen in many of his tracks such as "Sinny Sin Sins" and "Colossal Insight".
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Top 10 Tracks
1. Witness (1 Hope)
2. Witness Dub
3. Dreamy Days
4. Witness The Fitness
5. Too Cold
6. Awfully Deep
7. Highest Grade Dub
8. Colossal Insight
9. Ital Visions
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