Artist: The Streets
Song: “Don’t Mug Yourself”
Album: Original Pirate Material
The Streets, which is actually just one man, Mike Skinner, has been around since 2002, with his debut LP, Original Pirate Material. He hit his biggest success with his sophomore effort, 2004’s A Grand Don’t Come for Free, which sold over three million copies and went triple platinum. His fan base really grew on Pirate Material, with a few solidly performing singles, such as this one, “Don’t Mug Yourself,” detailing the proper ways to try and score a date with a special lady. Pay special attention to both his unique style of sound production and beat-making, along with his one-of-a-kind rapping technique, which has been many times imitated since, but never matched.