Brand New Second Hand

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Brand New Second Hand
RootsManuva BrandNewSecondHand albumcover.jpg
Studio album by Roots Manuva
Released 22 March 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
Run Come Save Me
Singles from Brand New Second Hand
  1. "Juggle Tings Proper"
    Released: 22 February 1999
  2. "Motion 5000"
    Released: 5 July 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 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.

Critical 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


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Brand New Second Hand - Roots Manuva". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Paul (23 March 1999). "Roots Manuva: Brand New Secondhand". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 December 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 (25 March 2014). "Fifteen Years on, UK Hip-Hop Has Never Bettered Roots Manuva's 'Brand New Second Hand'". Vice. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 

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