Brand New Second Hand

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Brand New Second Hand
Studio album by Roots Manuva
Released March 22, 1999 (1999-03-22)
Genre Hip hop, dub
Length 65:05
Label Big Dada
Producer Roots Manuva, IG Culture, Hylton Smythe, Wayne Bennett, J.T., Jam El, V.R.S.
Roots Manuva chronology
Brand New Second Hand
(1999)
Run Come Save Me
(2001)
Singles from Brand New Second Hand
  1. "Juggle Tings Proper"
    Released: February 22, 1999 (1999-02-22)
  2. "Motion 5000"
    Released: July 5, 1999 (1999-07-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10)[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Brand New Second Hand is the first studio album by English hip hop musician Roots Manuva. It was released on Big Dada in 1999.

Reception[edit]

In 2014, Oscar Rickett of Vice said: "It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since this album was made. It's easier to believe that nothing as good as it has ever come out of the UK hip-hop scene."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Movements"   Roots Manuva 4:12
2. "Dem Phonies" (featuring IG Culture on vocals) IG Culture 4:26
3. "Juggle Tings Proper"   Roots Manuva 5:04
4. "Inna"   Hylton Smythe 4:31
5. "Soul Decay" (featuring Jodi on scratches) Wayne Bennett 3:49
6. "Baptism" (featuring Wildflower on vocals) Roots Manuva 4:21
7. "Strange Behaviour"   Hylton Smythe 3:52
8. "Organ Skit"     0:16
9. "Big Tings Gwidarn" (featuring Seanie T. on vocals) Roots Manuva 4:42
10. "Sinking Sands" (featuring Sober Now on vocals) Wayne Bennett 4:10
11. "Wisdom Fall"   Roots Manuva 3:10
12. "Roots-Fi Discotheque Skit"     0:31
13. "Clockwork"   Roots Manuva, J.T. 3:57
14. "Cornmeal Dumpling" (featuring Thomas E on vocals) Roots Manuva, Jam El 5:27
15. "Fever" (featuring Richard Molyneaux on guitar) V.R.S. 4:00
16. "Oh Yeah..."   Roots Manuva 3:18
17. "Motion 5000" (featuring Isabelle Dunn and Stella Page on strings) Roots Manuva 5:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Brand New Second Hand - Roots Manuva". AllMusic. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Paul (March 23, 1999). "Roots Manuva: Brand New Secondhand". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2004). "Roots Manuva". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside Books. p. 703. 
  4. ^ Rickett, Oscar (March 25, 2014). "Fifteen Years on, UK Hip-Hop Has Never Bettered Roots Manuva's 'Brand New Second Hand'". Vice. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 

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