Glenn Gamboa of Newsday spoke with Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, 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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