The Streets star MIKE SKINNER is shunning big money opportunities to
concentrate on managing young British urban talent.
The DRY YOUR EYES rapper has chosen to step out of the limelight to build
his own production empire based on upcoming acts that spark his interest.
A friend says, "Mike could literally be raking in hundreds of thousands of
pounds to provide beats and produce other people's work, but he refuses to
compromise his integrity.
"He's been putting all his energy into getting his label off the ground
and is doing all he can to help and develop grass-roots talent."
Since last performing live with The Streets two months ago (AUG04),
Skinner has been working with talent like The Mitchell Brothers and Kano. He
produced 19-year-old Kano's major label debut PS AND QS, and The Mitchell
Brothers material, which
will be released through his label, THE BEATS.