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Roots Manuva On Slime, Gobblidigook and Ice Cream
John Doran , September 10th, 2008 13:11

Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva has revealed that he has no ambitions over and above being able to afford to buy and ice cream as he revealed recently on

In the interview he talks about Slime and Reason saying: "It’s a play on ‘rhyme and reason’…you have more of a slippery sense of reason" and that the album’s content is "a reflection of my head and…my position in the world".

The interview also shows a sneak behind-the-scenes look at Roots’ summer single 'Buff Nuff' which shows him "slime-ing" up to get into character as a desirable ice-cream man who drives all the girls crazy. He says: "people see me as a rapper, an MC, a musician but I’m none of those things, I’m just trying to get enough money to buy myself an ice cream!"

He also goes onto talk about album production. He confesses that he wanted Slime and Reason to be more live sounding and admits that through the writing process "I must write close to what is gobbledegook!"

Read our review of Slime and Reason here.