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Posted June 19, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes
 
 

The Streets Set to Issue New ‘Rap Duets’ Album in July

The Streets
The Streets

Mike Skinner (aka British rapper the Streets) has just shared the official video to his new single ”I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him,” a melodic tune that features Donae’o & Greentea Peng. It’s the second track from his forthcoming mixtape, None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive

Made entirely by Skinner himself, the video is a multi-faceted visual shot with an unmistakably British backdrop, featuring the two artists with whom he wrote the single.

“This video took me six weeks to make,” he says in a press release. “I learned a new skill on this lockdown. “This is a summer club song. Knowing that Donae’o is the king of UK Funky music —match made in heaven. Greentea Peng was the perfect foil for this, her melodies are unique and she’s wicked.” 

With guest spots ranging from Grammy-nominated psychedelia sovereign Tame Impala to cult south London rapper Jesse James Solomon as well as Chris Lorenzo, None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive is the most eclectic and highly collaborative collection of songs from the Streets yet. Skinner himself describes it as “really just a rap duets album.”
 
The inclusion of the punk group IDLES (who perform what Skinner describes as “a sea-shanty tinged track inspired by an overnight ferry to Dover”) and teenage wünderkind Jimothy Lacoste solidify the duets concept, and Birmingham legend Dapz on the Map pops up on track “Phone Is Always In My Hand.”  Rob Harvey, previously of the Music and Skinner collaboration the D.O.T, guests on penultimate track “Conspiracy Theory Freestyle.” 

None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive will be released via Island on July 10.


Jeff

 
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