Fake Streets Hats

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"Fake Streets Hats" is the 11th and final track of The Streets' third studio album, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living. The song is about an incident that happened during the 2004 edition of the Dutch Lowlands Music Festival, where a drunk Mike Skinner openly protested against the handing out of white hats with "The Streets" written on them, because he thought they were fake, and thus illegal merchandise. The hats actually were a gift from his label, Locked On.[1] Mike Skinner also sees the song as a personal reflection on plagiarism in general.


  1. ^ . "Een gelouterde Skinner". De Volkskrant. April 13, 2006.