Skinnyman

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Skinnyman
Birth name Alexander Graham Holland
Born (1974-11-09) 9 November 1974 (age 39)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Origin Finsbury Park, London
Genres Hip hop, jazz, funk, folk
Labels Low Life
Associated acts Chester P, Nemesis & Arrogance, Karl Hinds, Ill Flava Records, Ti2bs
Website www.skinnyman.co.uk

Skinnyman (born Alexander Graham Holland, 9 November 1974) is an English rapper who was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and moved to Finsbury Park, London at a young age. He grew up on the Six Acres Estate next to Andover Estate. Among his friends was fellow Leeds-born, London-raised Cornwall DJ Pat Mckay.

He formed the Mud Family with Mongo and Chester P, a group which 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.

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 council estates. He also played a small part in the 2005 interactive TV series Dubplate Drama.

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Fuck The Hook EP (2003, Low Life)
  • No Big Ting / Council Estate Of Mind (2004, Low Life)
  • I'll Be Surprised / Never Gonna Happen (2004, Low Life)
  • Creatures Of The Night / My Life In Rhymes (2004, PM Muzik)
  • Skinnyman & DJ Flip – Forever Rangers / Not Bonnie & Clyde (Instrumentals) (2005, Netgroove)
  • Music Speaks Louder Than Words EP (TBC, Mud Fam Music)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • The London Convention – The London Allstars (single), 1997
  • New Mic Order – Task Force, 1999
  • putt the word out – mystro & jargon, 1999deal real records
  • U.S.S.R. Life from the Other SideDJ 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 FunkBraintax, 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 Botley- WESTWOOD VOLUME 2, 2002
  • Asylum SpeakersForeign 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 Botley – Dap C Feat. Skinnyman & S.Kalibre (2006) (NGU Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 506. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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