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The Streets

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Take Me as I Am Chris Lorenzo, The Streets 03:06
Dry Your Eyes The Streets 04:31
Fit but You Know It The Streets 04:14
Has It Come to This? The Streets 04:03
Blinded by the Lights The Streets 04:44
Don't Mug Yourself The Streets 02:37
Turn the Page The Streets 03:15
Let's Push Things Forward The Streets 03:49
Who's Got The Bag The Streets 02:45
Weak Become Heroes The Streets 05:32

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Offering a distinctly British take on hip hop, Mike Skinner's (aka The Streets) lager-swilling social commentary, humour and honesty melded garage, rap, punk and dub into brash, swaggering portraits of youth culture. Equally popular with urban, indie and pop fans, debut album Original Pirate Material (2002) introduced Skinner as a razor-tongued urban poet telling tales of binge-drinking party nights. Working around the concept of Skinner searching for a mislaid £1,000, follow-up A Grand Don't Come For Free (2004) shot straight to Number 1 in the UK and produced the smash hit singles Fit But You Know It and Dry Your Eyes. Established as one of the UK's most popular and respected stars, The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living (2006) gave him another Number 1 album, with the hits When You Wasn't Famous and Never Went To Church, before fourth album Everything Is Borrowed (2008) showed Skinner in a more contemplative, peaceful mood - trying to purge himself of the excess and indulgence. Artist biography compiled by BDS/West 10. All rights reserved