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There are two artists with this name:
1. A British rapper
2. A Finnish rock band

1. Mike Skinner (born November 27, 1978), more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a rapper from Birmingham, England. He was born in Barnet in North London and that’s where his accent, sometimes called ‘Mockney’ by the press, comes from. You can hear his actual accent on the start of ‘Fake Streets Hats’ from his album The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living recorded in 2006. He moved to Birmingham shortly after he was born and is a Birmingham City fan. He has suffered from epilepsy since he was five.

He signed a five album record deal in 2002, and has fulfilled his contract by releasing five albums: Original Pirate Material (2002), All Got Our Runnin’s (2003), A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004), The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living (2006), Everything Is Borrowed (2008) and Computers and Blues (2011).

When playing live, Skinner is joined by Kevin Mark Trail on backing vocals, Johnny Drum Machine on drums, Wayne Fibes on guitar and bass, Chris Brown on keyboards and Magic Mike on samplers.

In January 2011, Skinner’s management announced that Skinner will no longer perform as The Streets.

2. The Streets was a band originated from Turku, Finland in the early 1980’s. Their most known song is Kestääkö siivet from the album Kestääkö siivet (1980), which is also featured on the soundtrack of Mika Kaurismäki’s film Arvottomat (The Worhless) 1982.

The Streets were:

Asmo Kärkkäinen, guitar
Jouni Hemberg, lead vocals
Kari Laihonen, keyboard


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  • madrfadr

    2015-2002=13. im old. geezer.

    29 May 2:06pm Reply
  • MaximumJoy

    Что, правда?

    2 Apr 6:57pm Reply
  • kozhwen

    А вы знали, что в переводе на русский язык группа называется "Улицы"?

    20 Mar 12:56am Reply
  • brownieboy

    When first heard "Fit but don't you know it" very catchy and would do well in the commercial charts... then the follow up song "Dry your eyes" really epic and knew it would be a #1 song in the uk.. also blinded by the lights was good one too... shame things went shit after that album.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • resta-oner


    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AndrewBleeker

    A Grand Don't Come For Free....perfection

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • John__Lemon

    lets put on our classics and have a lil dance shall we? ' btw what is this malarky about his accent? original pirate material is probably his most 'organic'. and it sounds pretty cockney to me..

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • surajsharma

    We need the streets back please! [3]

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ProfJuju

    missing brum <3

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • UhhhBill

    loving it

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • SociopathYouth

    stay positive

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • FerAnchus

    This music is so fun

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MaKsIFcHa


    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Loginquitas

    Aye what the fuck happened to him anyway.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sooophiaow

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • elesde86

    i miss Mike Skinner...:/

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Tom_7

    Ah, Mike <3

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    @Madcapism I think he meant mainstream wise. Most UK so called rap is pop rap like N-Dubz or Tini.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Madcapism

    "He is the only UK rapper who didn't change that much and didn't make corny auto-tune/dubstep/electro music." Must not know much about UK hiphop then.

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Somoff

    The future is not evil The future is not fish and it's simple, it's efficient

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
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