The Streets: The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living

In 2002 this witty, motor-mouthed chav produced a triumph out of boredom and real-life attitude set to garage grooves. Four years later, the MC s third album proves he s left that world behind. He spends his time rapping about £250,000 promo budgets, sn

In 2002 this witty, motor-mouthed chav produced a triumph out of boredom and 'real-life' attitude set to garage grooves.

Four years later, the MC's third album proves he's left that world behind.

He spends his time rapping about £250,000 promo budgets, snorting cocaine, sleeping with celebrities, spread-betting and - even in the title - moaning about being famous.

Skinner seems to have lost his previous penmanship; his expressions of love, disappointment, confusion, etc, are stifled beneath sub-GCSE language and shedloads of swearing.


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The rhyming is good but timing often sounds awkward, and the backing to his spewed broods is sharper, harsher, but much less commercial. For garage fans only. 2/5

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