The Streets

Real Name:
Michael Geoffrey Skinner
Profile:
Mike Skinner born 27 November 1978 was brought up in Birmingham and now lives in Brixton.
He started messing around with keyboards at the age of 5.
He took several jobs in fast food restaurants to finance a failed attempt to launch his own record label.
As a teenager he built a recording studio in a cupboard in his bedroom.
At 19 he went to Australia for a year, taking his sampler along for company.
The first two Streets albums were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize: Original Pirate Material in 2002 and A Grand Don't Come For Free in 2004.
"Fit But You Know It" was a Top 5 hit in the summer of 2004.
Mike Skinner has performed live at Reading Festival in the dance tent as well as on the main stage.
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Artist

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Albums

2A-93181A Original Pirate Material — The Streets The Streets Original Pirate Material (Album) 679, 679, Locked On 2A-93181A US 2002 Sell This Version
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679L070LP, 2564615341 A Grand Don't Come For Free — The Streets The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free (Album) 679, 679, Locked On, Locked On 679L070LP, 2564615341 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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IC 0936 In Concert 936 — The Streets The Streets In Concert 936(CD, Transcription) BBC Radio International IC 0936 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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2564-63230-2 The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living — The Streets The Streets The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living (Album) 679, Locked On 2564-63230-2 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
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2 938612 Everything Is Borrowed — The Streets The Streets Everything Is Borrowed (Album) 679, Locked On 2 938612 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
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2-751020 Computers And Blues — The Streets The Streets Computers And Blues (Album) 679 2-751020 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
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0889984, 00602508899843 None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive — The Streets The Streets None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive (Album) Island Records, Island Records 0889984, 00602508899843 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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none The Mix — The Streets The Streets The Mix(CDr, Advance, Album, Promo) 679 none UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

STREET002 Original Pirate Material (Album Sampler) — The Streets The Streets Original Pirate Material (Album Sampler) Locked On, 679 STREET002 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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none Has It Come To This? — The Streets The Streets Has It Come To This? (Single) 679, Locked On none UK 2001 Sell This Version
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679L007TX, 0927 48079 0 Weak Become Heroes — The Streets The Streets Weak Become Heroes (EP, Single, Maxi) 679, 679, Locked On, Locked On 679L007TX, 0927 48079 0 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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0927 45238 2, 679005CD1 Let's Push Things Forward — The Streets The Streets Let's Push Things Forward (Single) Locked On, 679, Warner Music United Kingdom 0927 45238 2, 679005CD1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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PRCD 301156 Don't Mug Yourself — The Streets The Streets Don't Mug Yourself (Single, Maxi) Locked On, 679 PRCD 301156 US 2002 Sell This Version
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PR 301078 Selected Tracks From Original Pirate Material — The Streets The Streets Selected Tracks From Original Pirate Material(12", Promo, Smplr) Vice Records PR 301078 US 2002 Sell This Version
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679L092CD, 5046765272 Could Well Be In — The Streets The Streets Could Well Be In (Single) 679, Locked On 679L092CD, 5046765272 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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none It's Too Late (High Contrast Remix) — The Streets The Streets It's Too Late (High Contrast Remix) 679, Locked On none UK 2003 Sell This Version
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5046732752, 679L071CD2 Fit But You Know It — The Streets The Streets Fit But You Know It (Single, EP) Locked On, 679 5046732752, 679L071CD2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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PRO4950 Dry Your Eyes — The Streets The Streets Dry Your Eyes (Single) 679, Locked On PRO4950 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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PR015090 Blinded By The Lights — The Streets The Streets Blinded By The Lights (Single, Maxi) 679, Locked On PR015090 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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PR015033, 679L083TX Get Out Of My House — The Streets The Streets Get Out Of My House(12", Promo) 679, 679 PR015033, 679L083TX UK 2004 Sell This Version
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none Could Well Be In (Radio 2 Edits) — The Streets The Streets Could Well Be In (Radio 2 Edits)(CDr, Single, Promo) 679 none UK 2004 Sell This Version
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BEATS5 Routine Check — The Streets The Mitchell Brothers Feat. Kano (4) And The Streets The Mitchell Brothers Feat. Kano (4) And The Streets - Routine Check(CD, Single, Promo) The Beats Recordings BEATS5 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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BEATS 20 Excuse My Brother — The Streets The Mitchell Brothers Feat. The Streets The Mitchell Brothers Feat. The Streets - Excuse My Brother (Single) The Beats Recordings BEATS 20 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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none The Streets / Nasty Crew The Streets / Nasty Crew - Pranging Out Remix / Girls Love Nasty(10", W/Lbl) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version
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679L132CD2, 5101149022 Never Went To Church — The Streets The Streets Never Went To Church (Single) 679, Locked On 679L132CD2, 5101149022 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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Mr.strange

Mr.strange

June 21, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
thanks England for this great artist.great lyrics and suprising songs. i like the style from strange use of the music on his releases.
his talking about life are inspiring for me.they so refresching. maybe i'm a bit strange .....o yes i'm mr. strange !
for all they want a bit englisch humour and how life is about.......you know wat to do !
tris

tris

March 21, 2014
I have come across a CDR of "A grand don't come for free". It has a track listing on the front cover and "sample product - not for sale" stamped on it. The actual CDR is a TDK "Certified Plus" cd. It has "The Streets" written on it with a black marker. I would think this was a fake except for the fact that it has the "Sample product - not for sale" on the front. Can anybody verify?
Grimfoxw00t

Grimfoxw00t

February 10, 2014
Surely there must be more demos etc. Before 2001 floating around out there?
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Jayfive

Jayfive

September 19, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
A unique take on rap, ska and other forms of black music? The logical result of multi-cultural Britain? Or a lucky young man spouting bad poetry who struck a chord with the Radio 1 playlist selectors? Well, its not for me to say but whether you like or dislike Mr. Skinner you cant deny that he sounds like nothing else out there and any artists that can have their own instantly recognisable sound is to be commended.
behemoth

behemoth

June 8, 2002
A lot of people dismiss him because of the way he emcees, but they should look beyond that. At least he isn't just another British imitation of the American style. And if you listen to what he's rhyming about, you'll probably find that you'll probably be agreeing with most of what he says. A truly taleneted individual with a great sense of humour. Tracks like "Too Much Brandy" and "The Irony Of It All" show Eminem for the unfunny crap-peddler that he has become, and "Weak Become Heroes" will strike a chord with anyone remotley involved with the M25 days. "It's Too Late" is simply beautiful. Not for everyone, but at least give it a chance.

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