Rodney Smith will return this fall with his fourth studio full-length under the Roots Manuva moniker.

Slime and Reason finds the Stockwell, London-based rapper drawing inspiration from the music of his past, namely with old Channel One and Studio One cuts. “Lord knows what they were drinking, smoking, or eating, or what they were doing or what was on their mind, but to me, that was a special period in music,” Smith remarks.

With that in mind, he’ll deliver an album of analog synths, electro-funk, sharp lyrics and one track with a horn section that was laid out by drum and bass stalwart Shy-FX. Pick it up September 30 on Ninja Tune.

Slime and Reason
01 2 Much 2 Soon
02 A Man’s Talk
03 Again & Again
04 Buff Nuff
05 C.R.U.F.F.
06 Do 4 Self
07 Do Nah Bodda Mi
08 I’m A New Man
09 It’s Me Oh Lord
10 Kick Up Ya Foot
11 Let The Spirit
12 The Show Must Go On
13 The Struggle
14 Well Alright