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Example Takes A Swipe At Mike Skinner

29th May 2014

British rapper Example has turned on his former mentor Mike Skinner, insisting The Streets star's career bombed after his third album.The Stay Awake hitmaker got his big break when Skinner signed him to his record...

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Mike Skinner In Public Spat With Leo Ihenacho

15th January 2014

Former The Streets star Mike Skinner has sparked a war of words with vocalist Leo Ihenacho after dismissing his role in the band as little more than a "session singer".Ihenacho sang on some of the...

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Fascinating Fact: 3732644

24th June 2013

British rapper Mike Skinner has directed a short film which will air on Britain's Channel 4 network this week (beg24Jun13). The former The Streets star's project is titled Spoiler Alert.

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The Things They Tweet: 3463985

23rd January 2013

"my Djing in leeds on friday has been cancelled due to bad weather. gutted as i'm only up the road but i'm told it'll be rescheduled 4 march". The Streets star Mike Skinner's Dj gig...

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Mike Skinner Rues Live Return

26th November 2012

British rapper Mike Skinner is already regretting returning to the spotlight with new band The D.O.T. just weeks after heading out on tour.Skinner announced he was retiring his hit group The Streets last year (11)...

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Leo Ihenacho Breaks World Record With Charity Gigs

17th July 2012

Former The Streets star Leo Ihenacho is a world record holder after playing 24 gigs in London in aid of Charles, Prince Of Wales' charity.The British singer, also known as Leo the Lion, played the...

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The Streets & The Music Leaders Form New Band

19th June 2012

The former stars of The Streets and The Music have joined forces on a new project, dubbed The D-o-t.The Music's Rob Harvey and ex-Streets leader Mike Skinner have recorded over 60 songs for their new...

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Chris Martin's Duet With Skinner Pulled By Record Company

3rd April 2012

Record company bosses shelved a collaboration between Coldplay star Chris Martin and rapper Mike Skinner as they were convinced it lacked chart-topping potential.The Streets frontman Skinner recorded a version of his track Dry Your Eyes,...

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Mike Skinner's Foul-mouthed Tirade At Aphex Twin

27th March 2012

Rapper Mike Skinner has taken aim at dance music star Aphex Twin, re-igniting an explosive war-of-words between the British musicians.The former The Streets star famously slammed Aphex Twin - real name Richard James - at...

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Mike Skinner Cheated Death On Debut Tour

26th March 2012

British rapper Mike Skinner cheated death twice after vomiting in his sleep during his first tour.The former The Streets star hit the road following the release of his critically-acclaimed album Original Pirate Material in 2002,...

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Mike Skinner: 'Drug-taking Lover Was Not Rachel Stevens'

26th March 2012

British rapper Mike Skinner has finally spoken out about the mystery drug-taking pop star he once romanced - silencing long-running rumours it was squeaky-clean singer Rachel Stevens.Skinner sent gossips into a frenzy in 2006 when...

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Mike Skinner Clears Up Damon Albarn Remarks

20th March 2012

British rapper Mike Skinner has spoken out to clarify his comments about Damon Albarn, insisting he admires the Blur frontman's musical output but finds his stage presence silly.The former The Streets star hit headlines on...

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The Things They Say 24658

19th March 2012

"All I would say is crack and smack are so addictive that I wouldn't recommend them. I wouldn't. I don't want anyone else to try and learn that - just take my word for it....

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Mike Skinner Has No Regrets About Ending The Streets

19th March 2012

The Streets star Mike Skinner has "no regrets" about retiring his hit act, insisting he didn't want to end up like ageing rocker Damon Albarn.The rapper shot to fame in the U.K. in 2002 with...

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Mike Skinner's The Streets Bus Stop Replaced

16th March 2012

British rapper Mike Skinner did a double take when hunting down the bus stop pictured on the cover of The Streets' breakthrough album after finding it's no longer there.The hip-hop star recently went looking for...

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Mike Skinner Loves Life As A Producer

17th January 2012

Rapper Mike Skinner is relishing his new role as a record producer after confessing he ran out of ideas as frontman of The Streets.The British star bowed out with his band last year (11) with...

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Mike Skinner Releasing The Story Of The Streets

3rd January 2012

British musician Mike Skinner is to reveal all about his former act The Streets in a new book.The rapper shot to fame in the U.K. in 2002 with the release of The Streets' debut album...

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Skinner Bids Farewell To The Streets' Fans With Onstage Drink

27th November 2011

The Streets invited fans onstage for a farewell drink on Saturday night (26Nov11) after performing the band's final gig in Skegness, England.Rapper Mike Skinner and his act shot to fame in the U.K. in 2002...

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Mike Skinner Launches New Music Project

25th October 2011

Mike Skinner has teamed up with British rocker Robert Harvey for a new music collaboration after releasing his final album with The Streets.The rapper shot to fame in the U.K. in 2002 with the release...

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The Streets Play Last Ever Reading Festival

29th August 2011

Mike Skinner thanked fans for their support at Britain's Reading festival on Sunday night (28Aug11) as his band The Streets played their last ever set at the annual event.The frontman is planning to quit the...

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Fascinating Fact 11874

3rd August 2011

The Streets star Mike Skinner has signed off as a recording artist by contributing new tunes to the soundtrack of British film The Inbetweeners. Skinner, who plans to quit the music industry for a career...

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Jessie J Blasts Drunken Irish Crowd

11th April 2011

Jessie J says she was shocked to see people so drunk they "could not even stand" while playing at a University in Ireland, reports Bbc News. 23-year-old Jessie J, real name Jessica Cornish, says her...

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The Things They Say 21081

5th April 2011

"I was so in love with Mike Skinner that I wrote him a letter. And when I told my friend about it she cussed me, so I went and pretended to do the washing up...

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Mike Skinner Injured By Crowd-surfing At Gig

7th March 2011

British rapper Mike Skinner is on a course of super-strength medication after he was left battered and bruised by a crowd-surfing stunt on his farewell tour.The Streets star released his final album, Computers and Blues,...

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Skinner Hopes To Raise Awareness Of Fatigue Syndrome

18th February 2011

Rapper MIKE SKINNER felt compelled to open up about his battle with chronic fatigue syndrome to raise awareness of the condition.The Streets star took time out of the spotlight in 2008 as he battled the...

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The Things They Say 20417

18th February 2011

"I'm really excited about being a producer now. I'll be working for other people. I am certainly a better producer than I am a performer." Rapper MIKE SKINNER is looking forward to putting THE STREETS...

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Skinner's Daughter Turned His Life Around

18th February 2011

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER has credited his young daughter with helping him keep out of trouble following years of hard partying.The Fit But You Know It hitmaker, who has previously admitted to dabbling in...

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Skinner: 'Record Deal Was Like Prison Stretch'

18th February 2011

Rapper MIKE SKINNER is relieved his record contract is coming to a close - because walking away from a major label is like "ending a long prison stretch".The star shot to fame in 2002 with...

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Skinner Will Take Time On Debut Film

7th February 2011

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER is taking his time over his upcoming debut as a movie director - because he finds the idea of a speedy turnaround "terrifying".The Dry Your Eyes hitmaker is set to...

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Skinner: 'The Streets Should Have Ended Years Ago'

19th January 2011

Rapper MIKE SKINNER is struggling to get excited about THE STREETS fifth and final record COMPUTERS AND BLUES, because he's convinced the the group should have ended two albums ago.The star shot to fame in...

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