• DIZZIE RASCAL (14.52%)
  • PLAN B (4.84%)
  • BLACK TWANG (1.61%)
  • SKINNYMAN (6.45%)
  • MIKE SKINNER "THE STREETS" (24.19%)
  • KANO (4.84%)
  • CHIPMUNK (0%)
  • TINCHY STRYDER (0%)
  • SWAY (0%)
  • PRO GREEN (6.45%)
  • EXAMPLE (1.61%)
  • WILEY (16.13%)
  • DAPPY (0%)
  • MIA (1.61%)
  • LADY SOV (1.61%)
  • ASHER D (0%)
  • TINIE TEMPAH (4.84%)
  • LETHAL BIZZLE (0%)
  • GIGGS (1.61%)
  • GHETTO (0%)
  • SKEPTA (0%)
  • BASHY (1.61%)
  • AKALA (6.45%)
  • MS DYNAMITE (1.61%)
  • ESTELLE (0%)
danbrosnan Registered User
#91

Shapey Fiend said:
I can't understand how Mike Skinner is getting so many votes. His first two albums were good but he followed them up with a string of absolute clunkers. I think the more you listen to him his technical limitations start to show. He records everything drunk. Rhymes in a cockney accent but he's from Birmingham. He's definitely had his moments but he's put out way too much cack to be considered the best.


I agree with you that his first two albums where his best but i also think "Computers and Blues was a very good album.... "Never went to church" from "The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living album was one of his best songs and i still believe that a greatest hits album will be a good selection of songs.

I just read his book and the funny thing i noticed about his music career is that his best album "Original Pirate Material was reorded using Fruity Loops and when he got signed he started using Logic. I think he had to keep to the streets style but tried to complicate it and the whole streets mantra was a young geezer from london, smoking spliffs and taking drugs but also living. I think mike skinner grew outta the streets and thats why people started not to like what he was trying to do. The Streets was recorded in his box room in his rented flat it was this simplicity that made the streets who the were, a cult classic.... Complicating it made it not simple... Thats just my opinion, i don't think anyone could keep up the streets for as long as he did...

danbrosnan Registered User
#92

Its neck and neck between Wiley and Mike Skinner....


All ye Streets haters his doing it again proving ye wrong

danbrosnan Registered User
#93

The Streets album sales aprox: 6 million

Wiley album sales aprox: 160 thousand

P4DDY2K11 Registered User
#94

danbrosnan said:
The Streets album sales aprox: 6 million

Wiley album sales aprox: 160 thousand



If you know anything about hip hop you'll know that sales dont reflect talent.

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Jimmy Iovine Registered User
#95

danbrosnan said:
The Streets album sales aprox: 6 million

Wiley album sales aprox: 160 thousand



Are you seriously still trying to use sales as a gauge of a rappers talent?

You remind of the young lads in school who were convinced that Jordan was the greatest looking woman in the world because she had DDD knockers.

tossy Registered User
#96

P4DDY2K11 said:
If you know anything about hip hop anything you'll know that sales dont reflect talent.


changed that for you

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danbrosnan Registered User
#97

I'm not trying to say anything but the streets are leading the poll...

annettesayz Registered User
#98

Why isn't devlin there.....???
After dev, its got to be Skinnyman

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Shapey Fiend Registered User
#99

If anything the sales argument proves Wiley is the best. 50 times more people have listened to The Streets yet he's still holding his own in the poll.

Mike Skinner has big sales due to the white rapper effect. See also Professor Green, Devlin and Example.

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danbrosnan Registered User
#100

Devlin only came out last year.. thats why i never put him up, but with regard to the white & Black situation i'm not even gonna start talking like that cause music is music and leave it at that..

danbrosnan Registered User
#101

CanWiley do it that is the question???

#102

Jamie T

P4DDY2K11 Registered User
#103

DDDDDeannnnn said:
Jamie T


Jamie T is muck man, he had one decent song, "sheila" and then disappeared.

conor.hogan.2 Registered User
#104

Oh God, I should never have looked that up.

P4DDY2K11 Registered User
#105

It was all over MTV for a few months about 4 or 5 years ago, actually not bad by jamie t's standards.


But his standards aren't exactly high.

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