Roots Manuva releases new ‘Stolen Youth’ EP
Having had music featured in the very first series of Skins back in 2007, when UK rapper Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva was asked to compose a track for the very last series, he jumped at the chance.
With a brief that covered everything from tempo and feel to hints at lyrical content, Manuva cooked up “Stolen Youth” – a classic Roots Manuva moment built on mournful strings, heartbeat drum programming and the kind of lyrical flights that made his name, all delivered in that trademark chocolate-growl. The producers at Skins were so pleased with the results that they asked Segal to make a second version of the tune, to be used over the final credits.
So here, in all their glory, are the original and remix, a little taste of Manuva to keep you going until the various – at this stage top-secret – projects he’s working on come to fruition over the next few months.
Roots Manuva’s ‘Stolen Youth’ EP is out now on Big Dada via Inertia