British OG of Hip-Hop, Rodney Smith A.K.A Roots Manuva, is coming off a 4-year-hiatus with plans to release a full-length project called Bleeds on October 30th through Big Dada via Inertia. Manuva is one of the most respected UK Hip Hop artists having been in the game for over 15 years. As part of the lead-up to Bleeds, he’s dropped the refreshing Barry White-sampling single “Don’t Breathe Out.”
In “Don’t Breathe Out,” we hear a rejuvenated OG return from a long absence to prove that he’s not “out of touch”. Manuva masterfully flows over a rising and catchy spiritual beat; his verses touch on life subjects ranging from faith, life & death, to staying humble, with an uplifting hook tying everything together.
Regarding the track, Roots Manuva explains:
Lyrical rogue values in neo-spiritual rare groove, rehash bash on the edge of the funk that made the soul, but seek to refine a modern approximation of ‘Gospel for the out of box thinkers’. Let the funk forgive us for failing to work with the basic mechanism of ‘clap, sing, rap celebrate in the mutated shades of ragga funk, dub funk, techno funk future timeless travel on the lay lines of soul hip-hop fascination.
Bleeds is available to pre-order on iTunes now and you can also stream the new single below on Soundcloud.