Mike Skinner at Parklife, Sydney, October 2011
|Genres||UK garage, electronica, hip hop|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, guitar|
|Labels||Locked On/679 Recordings (UK)
Vice/Atlantic Records (US) (2000–2010)
Warner Music (Worldwide)
Johnny Drum Machine
Kevin Mark Trail
The Streets were a rap/garage band whose lead singer was Mike Skinner, a British rapper. Born in Birmingham, Skinner has often been criticised for using a mockney accent during interviews and in many songs.
They released their first album, "Original Pirate Material", in 2002, The album's singles were "Has It Come To This", "Let's Push Things Forward", "Don't Mug Yourself", "The Irony Of It All" and "Weak Become Heroes. His next album, called "A Grand Don't Come For Free" came out in 2004 and is their most successful album. All the songs on the album help tell a story about a man with a broken TV who lost £1000, with other things happening while trying to get the TV repaired. The album includes his most successful singles "Fit But You Know It" and "Dry Your Eyes" which became number 1 in the charts. The album afterwards was named "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living" which was released in 2006. The album is mostly about the good and bad things of being famous. The album after that, called "Everything Is Borrowed" came out in 2008. He is going to bring out one last album, called "Computers And Blues", but it's release date is unknown.
- The Streets biography on Absolute Radio. Retrieved 27/11/10.