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Roll Deep: Cargo, London

Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 12 October 2005

"BUT ANYWAY, back to the album ... " This will prove the leitmotif of tonight's show, as the Roll Deep collective find themselves yo-yoing between two distinct worlds. In one they are wannabe pop stars signed to the same EMI subsidiary as Joss Stone, on stage to promote their latest fun product and shift some units. In the other, they are lynchpins of the underground grime scene, fast-flowing MCs who spit subversive words at the speed of light and answer to nobody. The problem is that both of these worlds are real.

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