Launch.com spoke with British rapper The Streets, aka Mike Skinner who yet again addressed his comparison to Eminem. “Well, it’s great that they’re comparing me to him, and not Vanilla Ice,” laughs Skinner. He does admit that when he first started making rap records, before he found his own (decidedly British) voice, he attempted to imitate his American hip-hop heroes. “I think if you’re really passionate about hip-hop, then that is the starting point, y’know? You try and emulate what you’re into, and that’s your goal. But then you get older, and you realize that you have to be yourself. I don’t think I’m capable of being someone else, actually. I think all I’m capable of doing is being myself.”
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