Skinnyman guests at Edinburgh's One Drop night

  • The List
  • 10 March 2010
Skinnyman guests at Edinburgh's One Drop night

Name
Skinnyman

Real name
Alex Holland

Occupation
Brit hip hop star and founding member of the Mud Family (alongside Mongo and Chester P).

What might I have heard?
Initially signing to Talkin’ Loud, his calling card was his debut album Council Estate of Mind, that summed up the reality of city life with sharp rap, grime beats and heavy bass. Describing his own productions as ‘rhythmatic urban poetry’ he specialises in articulate social observation from a very British perspective.

What attracted you to hip hop in the first place?
‘The birth of a brand new culture unfolding before my very eyes.’

And what do you think of the current UK hip hop scene?
‘Same as it ever was; an underground struggling scene.’

What can we expect on the night in Edinburgh?
‘A night of fun, frills and frolicking with the fantastic Mud Family entourage and a moment to reflect for the less fortunate people suffering throughout the world as a result of natural and unnatural disasters. Any contributions welcome at: www.wateraid.org (note: no direct contributions will be taken on the night).’

What’s next for Skinnyman?
‘The dentist! But I am looking forward to seeing you all at Studio 24. Don’t be a stranger Edinburgh, I’m coming all the way from London to say “high”!’

Sounds good, where can we catch him?
Skinnyman is guesting at Studio 24’s dub, reggae and hip hop night One Drop (with resident MCs Northern Exposure) where he will be playing live as well as manning the wheels of steel for a DJ set.

Skinnyman guests at One Drop, Studio 24, Edinburgh, Fri 26 Mar.
We also have five pairs of tickets to the show to give away, for a chance to win head to www.list.co.uk/offers no later than Wed 24 Mar.

One Drop

Reggae, dancehall and dubstep night.

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