Mike Skinner aka The Streets is arguably the most acclaimed new talent to emerge in the UK in the past five years. A Birmingham native who later ventured into the the murky depths of the capital's garage scene, Skinner was an unlikely nominee for Britain's answer to Eminem. Brought up on tough estates on a diet of cheap beer, hip-hop, house and jungle while working fast food jobs just to get by, Skinner bore witness to a teenage trawl through the lower stratum of society. Eventually he started to record his own tunes, which ...

Streets 2005, Music Press Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780953994281

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