'Original Pirate Material' is the debut album by English rapper and producer Mike Skinner, under the name The Streets.


The album is a unique take on UK garage and has lyrics dealing with everyday circumstances and occurrences. The album originally rose to #12 on the UK Albums Chart in 2002, and then peaked at #10 in 2004 after the release of the second Streets album 'A Grand Don't Come for Free.'


The album received critical acclaim; in March 2003, NME placed Original Pirate Material at number 46 on their list of the 100 Best Albums of All Time.


Tracklisting -

  • Turn The Page
  • Has It Come To This?
  • Let's Push Things Forward
  • Sharp Darts
  • Same Old Thing
  • Geezers Need Excitement
  • It's Too Late
  • Too Much Brandy
  • Don't Mug Yourself
  • Who Got The Funk?
  • The Irony Of It All
  • Weak Become Heroes
  • Who Dares Wins
  • Stay Positive

    The Streets - Original Pirate Material


      Sign up to receive our newsletter, exclusive deals and more.

      Waxx Lyrical 2020

      • Facebook - White Circle
      • Instagram - White Circle
      • Twitter - White Circle
      • Spotify