Wha you talkin’ bout smokin’ ban in England man?!
Gotta big up Skinnyman, who is definitely one of the most settled MC’s in the UK Hip Hop scene!
Check this humerous approach by this muddy man on the smoking ban introduced to public places in United Kingdom from June 2007…
What else do you wanna know bout this Rappcat?!
Skinnyman (born Alex Holland ) is a rapper born in Leeds,(1974) who moved to Finsbury Park, London at a young age. He formed the Mud Family with Mongo and Chester P (now of Task Force) with whom he released a number of EPs. These included such records as “Itchy Town” and “Lash Suttin”, a reworking of Redman’s “Smash Something”. Skinnyman released a solo album, Council Estate of Mind in 2004. (check the next vid below to see his self titled track from that album)
Skinnyman also featured on various Hip Hop tracks with Hip hop Award Winner Karl Hinds of Ill Flava Records. These tracks include the most well known entitled “Let’s Av it”. (Please look below)
Heavily autobiographical and socially analytical, the album makes much use of samples from Made in Britain, a British film from the early 1980s.
He appeared in the first episode of Tower Block Dreams, a 2004 documentary series on BBC Three which looked into the underground music scene in Englands council estates, or as the Americans might put it; the projects! He also played a small part in the 2005 interactive TV series Dubplate Drama.
Another single, “Change Your Heart” featuring Nemesis & Arrogance, was released by Real Records in August 2006.
Skinnyman also supported Immortal Technique when he performed live in South East London in the Coronet Theater in Elephant & Castle on 4th June 2008.
Council Estate of Mind (video)
Karl Hinds feat. SkinnyMan – Lets Av It (Video)
Council Estate of Mind (2004, Low Life) #65
Singles and EPs
Fuck the Hook EP (2003)
“I’ll Be Surprised” (2004)
“No Big Ting” (2004)
“Not Bonnie and Clyde” (2004)
“Forever Rangers” (2005)
“Live Right” (featuring Monkane) (2007)
The London Convention – The London Allstars (single), 1997
New Mic Order – Taskforce, 1999
putt the word out – mystro & jargon, 1999deal real records
U.S.S.R. Life from the Other Side – DJ Vadim, 1999
The Unknown – Mark B & Blade, 2000
Twilight Of The Gods – Skitz (single), 2000
Word Lab – Various Artists, 2000
Big Tings We Inna – Rodney P (single), 2001
Biro Funk – Braintax, 2001
Countryman – Skitz, 2001
The Legacy: Episode 1 – Various Artists, 2001
Bang Y2K – DJ Vadim (single), 2002
U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening – DJ Vadim, 2002
Straight Outta Jail- WESTWOOD VOLUME 2, 2002
Asylum Speakers – Foreign Beggars, 2003
Civilians – Dark Circles, 2003
The World According to RZA – Various Artists, 2003
Basementality EP (Part 1) – Underground Alliance, 2004
Elementz Universe Vol. 1 – The Elementz (single), 2004
Have Patience – Karl Hinds, 2004
Lets Av It – Karl Hinds Feat. Skinnyman 2004
When I Give My Heart To You – DJ Mentat (single), 2004
Bar Fight – First Rate (single), 2005
Fame And Money – The Booty Bouncers (single), 2005
Skitz Homegrown Vol. 2 – Various Artists, 2005
Tip of Da Mysberg Volume 1 – Mystro, 2005
Up Your Speed (remix) – Sway, 2005
The Whole Nine- Sway , Life & SkinnyMan 2006
U Must Learn- Skinnyman, KRS-One, Paradise 2006
Change Your Heart – Nemesis & Arrogance Real Records 2006
One Less Gun – Delta, The Lostralian LP (2006)
Another Day – Angela Lawriw, 2006
Shakespeare (remix) – Akala
The Boy Who Cried Wolf – Dap C Feat. Skinnyman & S.Kalibre (2006) (NGU Records)
SKINNYMAN://:MR TI2BS://:CYPHER some of the Finsbury Park family on a freestyle tip…
Skinnyman freestyle (from 1st Dark n’ Kold video) feat. snip from Nebula (Mud Fam)
Experimental freestyle with Jehst, Skinnyman & Micall Parknsun (this is just for joaks!)
Go to the website for more on this North London veteran!