Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom / Duppy Writer
Album: Duppy Writer   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom   Added:Mar 2011
Label:Big Dada  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-03 Pull Date: 2011-06-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 10
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 05, 2011: Poetry in Parlando
Motion 82
4. May 21, 2011: New World Disorder
Motion 82
2. Jun 04, 2011: New World Disorder
5. May 21, 2011: New World Disorder
Dutty Rut
3. May 28, 2011: Frequency Jam
Duppy Writer (Skit)
6. May 07, 2011: New World Disorder
Son Of Bodda

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-03-30
Roots Manuva meets WrongTom - Duppy Writer
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/30/11
Electronic skank-n-dub remixes of UK hip hop MC Roots Manuva’s opus of work. Some great riddim productions, and Roots Manuva always comes up with truly demented poetry. There are a couple of FCCs, but they’re very fast, singular and in passing, so no prob for safe harbor…
1. 2:39 FCC: I think there’s a “shit” right at beginning and “fuck” later – hard to tell. **sound of needle on vinyl, bit of chat, then rather downtempo relaxed rock steady skank, inscrutable rap.
2. 4:06 ****fun midtempo bouncy dancehall electronic riddim. Upbeat sound and strong lyrics.
3. 0:42 *beat cobbled from typewriter keys, processed voice. I’m sick of skits, but this was kinda cool…
4. 3:38 FCC: “what de faa” ***downtempo dubby/rootsy skank, forceful vocals. Goes from grime to patois.
5. 4:28 ***patois “reasoning” intro, swingy bouncy minimalist dancehall riddim. Two voices. Oddly downbeat, given the lyrics.
6. 3:57 **plinky plinks and preaching. Turns into a very groovy midtempo skank after a minute.
7. 4:20 FCC: “shit”, in passing. ***fun electronic Atari-style skank, train of thought rap.
8. 3:38 ****bit of air raid siren, then downtempo dub skank, glitchy and patchy but cool. Some wild vocal effects.
9. 0:20 *nice bit of dub and echo – for all of 20 seconds.
10. 2:47 ****bitchen-ass slow syncopated Dancehall. Crazy!
11. 3:00 ***another fun bouncy skank with all the elements oddly placed in the mix. I like it. False ending 40 seconds from end, then DEEP dub.
12. 3:30 *****minimalist but gnarly dub skank, self-assured vocals. No clue what he’s saying, mind you…
13. 5:04 *****midtempo roots bubble, nice. Really poetic rap. Pure dub for last minute or so.

Track Listing
1. Butterfly Crab Walk   7. Proper Tings Juggled
2. Chin Up   8. Dutty Rut
3. Duppy Writer (Skit)   9. Dub Decay
4. Worl' A Mine   10. Lick Up Ya Foot
5. Big Tings Redone   11. Rebuff
6. Jah Warriors   12. Son Of Bodda
  13. Motion 82