4everevolution - Roots Manuva
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  • Summary: British rapper Rodney Smith's latest studio album features guest appearances by Toddla T, DJ MK, Daddy Kope, Ricky Ranking, and Rokhsan.
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  1. Sep 23, 2011
    90
    It's a pure, you're-only-as-old-as-you-feel joy to hear British hip hop's most original and inspiring voice hitting his peak as he approaches his 40th year.
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    Brit rapper Rodney Smith takes a big step towards national treasure status on sobering fifth album. [Oct 2011, p.99]
  3. 80
    It's a more considered and persuasive analysis than most of his younger, grimier peers can offer.
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Intense, cutting and clever, this is an album that unfolds at a near blistering pace.
  5. 70
    With 4everevolution Smith continues to avoid the genre's default Americanisms and instead dabbles in proggy electronic wizardry ('In The Throes Of It'), warped R&B ('Takes Time To') and sleekly produced, astute socio-political commentary ('Who Goes There?').
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    60
    The production is eclectic, yet cohesive to a fault; too many tracks melt together. A solid 15 minutes could be chipped from this album's slightly daunting 65-minute running time, and its quality wouldn't be worsened.
  7. Oct 27, 2011
    50
    The problem with 4everevolution is that it takes too long to get to the good moments.

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