The Streets Didn’t Think His Music Would Sell

Glenn Gamboa of Newsday spoke with Mike Skinner, aka , who again addressed comparisons to fellow white rapper Eminem. “It’s great to be talked about alongside him,” said Skinner. “But I don’t really think we’re alike really – other than both being lairy [Brit slang for controversial.]” Skinner seems as surprised about his success in England as anyone else admitting, “I knew I was doing something no one else had ever done and I knew people would respect it. I never thought it would sell. No one ever thought it would sell. Even the people who bought it never thought it would sell.”

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