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Interviews with Roots Manuva, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg.

Gilles speaks to Roots Manuva about his new album and Q-Tip and Phife Dawg about the A Tribe Called Quest classic 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm'.

Gilles speaks to Roots Manuva about his new album and Q-Tip and Phife Dawg about the A Tribe Called Quest classic 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm'.

As the deliverer of modern classics such as Witness (1 Hope) and Dreamy Days and with over five albums under his belt, Roots Manuva aka Rodney Smith, has created a catalogue of work which is held dear. He has worked with a diverse list of musicians from The Cinematic Orchestra to Blak Twang via Leftfield and most recently has been working with two of the most prized producers around - Four Tet and Machinedrum. With his new album tipped for release later this year, Rodney talks to Gilles Peterson about his life in music.

Carrying on the hip hop theme, Gilles also focuses on the classic album 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' by A Tribe Called Quest, which celebrated its 25th birthday recently. He speaks to band members Phife Dawg and Q-Tip about what the album means to them a quarter of a century later and what they are up to at the moment.

3 hours

Music Played

  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Push It Along

    • Jive.
  • Long Arm

    Lonely Mr. Ch

    • Project Mooncircle.
  • Uphigh Collective

    Dealing (Blatan's Jazzy VIP)

    • Tangram Records.
  • Point Point

    Morning

  • Fem Fel

    Off and On

    • Space + Time Records.
  • Braille

    Better Than Nothing

    • Friends Of Friends.
  • Ben E. King

    Street Tough

    • Atlantic.
  • Jocelyn Brown

    Inner Life

    • Salsoul.
  • Julio Bashmore

    Holding On

    • Broadwalk Records.
  • Headless Ghost (Deetron Remix)

    Let's Fall

    • Tamed Musiq.
  • Roy Haynes

    Quiet Fire

    • Galaxy.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Bonita Applebum

    • Jive.
  • Lou Donaldson

    Pot Belly

    • Blue Note.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    If The Papes Come

    • Jive.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Mr. Muhammad

    • Jive.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Can I Kick It?

    • Jive.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Go Ahead In The Rain

    • Jive.
  • Julian Priester & Pepo Mtoto

    Prologue

    • Polydor.
  • Julian Priester & Pepo Mtoto

    Love, Love

    • Polydor.
  • The Cinematic Orchestra

    All Things To All Men (feat. Roots Manuva) (feat. Roots Manuva)

    • Ninja Tune.
  • Roots Manuva

    Dreamy Days (In Session)

  • Roots Manuva

    Like A Drum

    • Ninja Tune.
  • Alix Perez

    Acid Jam

  • Roots Manuva

    Witness (1 Hope)

    • Ninja Tune.
  • Roots Manuva

    Facety 2:11

    • Ninja Tune.
  • 79ers Gang

    Eh Paka Way

    • Sinking City Records.
  • Mahmoud Guinia & James Holden

    Bania

    • Eglo.
  • Peter Zummo, Arthur Russell & Bill Ruyle

    Song IV (Trio)

    • Warp.
  • Flying Lotus

    Melt

    • Warp Records.
  • Retiree

    Gundagai

    • Plastic World.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Luck of Lucien

    • Jive Records.
  • Smoke

    Curtis

    • MPS.
  • Jill Scott

    Gimme

    • Epic.
  • Brass Connection

    Changin'

    • United Artists Records.
  • Nana Love

    I'm In Love

    • Nestor Records.
  • Chief Checker

    Ire Africa

    • Original.
  • Nat Adderley Septet

    K. High

    • Inner City.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    I Left My Wallet In El Segundo

    • Jive.
  • London Jazz Four & Sydenham School Choir

    Death Is Near

  • DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn & Machinedrum

    The Flow

  • Don Ellis

    Dew

    • MPS Records.
  • Hiatus Kaiyote

    Jekyll

    • Flying Buddah / Sony Music.
  • Marin

    Day 42

  • Leon Bridges

    Better Man

    • Columbia.
  • The Honey Drippers

    Streakin'

    • Alaga.
  • Claudia

    Deixa Eu Dizer

    • Odeon.
  • Rupture (Sylvain Krief)

    Israel Suite

    • Disques TM.

Broadcast

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