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Dry Your Eyes: How The Streets Opened The Floodgates For Emotive Rap
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Dry Your Eyes: How The Streets Opened The Floodgates For Emotive Rap

Offering consolation when British males needed it the most, Dry Your Eyes found The Streets spearheading emotional vulnerability in hip-hop.

Mike Skinner Releases Surprise New Album, ‘The Streets’

Mike Skinner Releases Surprise New Album, ‘The Streets’

Mike Skinner has released a surprise album, 'The Streets' under the guise of side project The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light.

Best The Streets Songs: 20 Classics That Pushed Things Forward
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Best The Streets Songs: 20 Classics That Pushed Things Forward

From pioneering grime cuts to unlikely emotive ballads, the best The Streets songs gave UK hip-hop the identity it had long been in search of.

The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living: The Streets’ Battle With Fame
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The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living: The Streets’ Battle With Fame

In the wake of huge success, ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ found The Streets’ Mike Skinner tackling the corrosive effects of fame.

Cyberspace And Reds: When The Streets Found New Creative Avenues
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Cyberspace And Reds: When The Streets Found New Creative Avenues

With the ‘Cyberspace And Reds’ mixtape, The Streets’ Mike Skinner hit upon a mixtape format that gave him new creative freedoms.

Fit But You Know It: Why The Streets’ Classic Is “About An Eight Or A Nine”
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Fit But You Know It: Why The Streets’ Classic Is “About An Eight Or A Nine”

A perfect mix of storytelling and songwriting, The Streets’ ‘Fit But You Know It’ draws you into Mike Skinner’s world with wit and emotion.

The Streets: Mike Skinner’s “Cult Classic, Not Best Seller” Legacy
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The Streets: Mike Skinner’s “Cult Classic, Not Best Seller” Legacy

With a natural wit and ear for everyday language, Birmingham MC Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, has been the voice of real-life Britain for two decades.

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