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February 19, 2009 Fans of The Streets' earlier work, which largely concerned pub-and-club life, may find "Everything Is Borrowed" cringe-worthy. And yet it's almost impossible not to fall for the song when its soaring chorus kicks in, with its refrain, "I came to this world with nothing / And I leave with nothing but love / Everything else is just borrowed."
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September 22, 2008 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated releases of the season.
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July 14, 2004 Unlike many American rappers, Biritsh hip-hop artist Mike Skinner, a.k.a. The Streets, does without the hype. His new CD A Grand Don't Come for Free is a self-deprecating, humorous song cycle.
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May 18, 2004 Rapper Mike Skinner is Britain's version of the hip-hop star, but his second CD is more soap opera than thug life. Known as "The Streets," Skinner tells an entire story from start to end, involving girls, drugs, and returning video rentals. Critic Will Hermes a review the new CD, A Grand Don't Come for Free.
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March 24, 2004 A special sneak preview of upcoming releases with an exclusive cut from Wilco's new album, A Ghost is Born. Also featured: New music from the Polyphonic Spree, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, the Streets and more.
December 9, 2002 Ken Tucker reviews Original Pirate Material the debut collection by white British rapper Mike Skinner otherwise known as The Streets.
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