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A lot of people know about The Streets but few realise just how much is going on underneath one man’s hood.
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A Brief History of Mike Skinner
As a writer, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Skinner’s singular influence on modern British music is beyond question. It’s hard to think of a better spokesperson for the Nokia 3310 generation.
His constant flurry of quips breathe life into everyday occurrences and make the mundane seem somehow magical. As for the production side of things, blending prime cuts of garage, hip hop, dub and grime together is far easier said than done, particularly when you’re confined to a back bedroom somewhere in the arse-end of Birmingham.
Here’s where Skinner’s musical quest began. While holding down part-time work at rinky dink chicken joints, he began building a makeshift studio with whatever bits of gear he could pull together. This included a custom sound booth made out of an old cupboard and a mattress. You gotta say it’s a pretty unlikely breeding ground for a lot of tracks that would eventually feature on debut LP Original Pirate Material.
A few years down the line and you’ve got the epic rap opera of A Grand Don’t Come For Free. His class on the mic is no accident, of course, but for this album Skinner genuinely decided to take the approach of a Hollywood screenwriter to create an alternative hip hop record like no other. That narrative though.
All told, few vocalists have managed to capture their view of national culture with quite the same feeling or authenticity. In that respect, we’re literally talking the same level as Miriam Makeba or Bob Dylan, Edith Piaf or Tupac…