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He tends to start a sentence four or five different ways before he finds exactly what he wants to say, is rather serious and strikingly self-aware, and the very opposite of a showbiz party animal. The night before we meet he had attended a Brits awards after-party — but only in order to see his wife, Claire, who had helped organise it — and, with his mind on the school run in the morning they have a toddler daughter, Amelia, and a baby son, Georgehe went home after 15 minutes.
Born inhe grew up in a lower-middle-class family in the suburbs of Birmingham and spent his teens listening to UK garage and American rap, and smoking weed. But garage songs were only ever about drinking champagne with sexy laydeez in London nightclubs — which wasn't something Skinner or his mates knew much about — and rap was all about American gangsters shooting each other. That was what I wanted to hear, and I was so arrogant I thought, well, everyone else I know will want to hear that, 'cos everyone listens to garage and smokes weed, so I'm putting it all together.
And meanwhile people in Birmingham were like, well, no, we kind of like whoever the big rap thing is. And you're not UK hip-hop, mate, 'cos it needs to sound American.
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I guess the people who got into it, if I'm honest, were the sort of people that we didn't really like. You can see why he didn't think he had a mainstream hit on his hands.
Overnight, the record made Skinner a superstar. As authenticity was now clearly working for Skinner, he decided to make the next album all about the new life he was leading.
It was a disaster. Even his greatest fans were appalled. Really, what people got off on was the emotional detail that I got right. But at the time I was like, well, I've shown you everything that you could feel sympathetic about. I was kind of aware that I would have hated myself. My barometer was always, would I hate myself if I weren't Mike Skinner?
So when you become really famous and stuff, the same question gets asked — would I like me? And I don't make that mistake any more.
And you're going to get robbed as well, if you live in the city. You get used to it. There have obviously been horrific things that happen to women in big cities at night, but I would be way, way more afraid for my son than my daughter.
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And it doesn't matter if you come from below the poverty line in Tower Hamlets, there is a sense of expectation from living in London that you can go anywhere. But the best you could do would be to work for a big company and do well. Or start up a business and do well. It lasted about a year at its worst. I had to stop working.Liam Gallagher on Mike Skinner Podcast
Skinner attributes the turnaround of his lifestyle, in regards to his dabbling with drugs, to the birth of his daughter and the responsibility of being a father. The label closed inbut reopened in T, along with Rob Harvey of The Music.
Harvey performs on vocals, allowing Skinner to "further develop his production approach". The remix featured on an extended play exclusive to HMVreleased alongside the group's debut album Are You Satisfied?. Musical style[ edit ] Skinner is best known for his lyricism matched with his blurring of musical styles of UK garagehip hopindie rockreggae and ska.
The Guardian reviewer Dave Simpson particularly praised Skinner's "dazzling wordplay. The episodes often include backstage footage and onstage hijinks.
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Events documented in the show have also been mentioned in the early songs of Example and Professor Green. The 'funeral' of Skinner's record label "The Beats" was shown on the channel, with the mixtapes of The Mitchell BrothersExample and Professor Green being burnt in a fire of absinthe. Acting[ edit ] Skinner had a cameo role in the fifth series of Doctor Who as a security guard, featuring in the episode " The Time of Angels ".
Skinner guest-starred as Blockhead in one episode of Major Lazer.