Rapper isn't joking about working with 'what's his name?'

Roots Manuva has said he wants to collaborate with James Blunt.

Speaking to The Guardian, the rapper – who has previously remixed Athlete – said he thinks unlikely collaborations work well.

“I wouldn’t mind doing something with…what’s his name again? James Blunt,” he said.

When asked if he was joking, he replied: “No! Because he’s so straight and straightforward. Imagine him on one of these weird beats doing a chorus or something, and being so earnest and sincere. That’s beyond abstract. That’s beyond avant-garde.”

‘Slime And Reason’, Roots Manuva‘s new album, is released on August 25.