Mike Skinner, best known as The Streets, has decided that his upcoming album will be his finale, ending his music career.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of this. In fact, news circulated of this development more than two years ago. But Skinner recently gave more insight as to why he’s calling it quits in an interview with The Guardian. “I don’t want to do the Streets anymore. I should have moved on a long time ago.”
The Guardian reports that Skinner is only creating a fifth album because he is contractually obligated to do so. After the release, he will be done with his contract and rapping in general. In his interview, he notes that his music was not perceived the way he hoped it would be. “Before you’re famous, you think that that pendulum of emotions is down to your circumstances… You put in [to the equation] the incredible amount of money and opportunity with women and free clothes and screaming audiences… but you still have good days and bad days. That was the really interesting record that I was intending on making. It’s just important to realise,” he adds, “that it took a lot to write such a…boring album.”