Skinnyman


Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Birth name Alexander Graham Holland
Born 9 November 1974 (1974-11-09) (age 37)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Origin Finsbury Park, London
Genres Hip hop
Labels Low Life
Associated acts Chester P, Nemesis & Arrogance, Karl Hinds, Ill Flava Records
Website 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.

On 14 July 2011, Holland was sentenced to 16 months in prison after he was found guilty by Blackfriars Crown Court of common assault and harassment against a 31-year-old woman with whom he had previously had a relationship.[1]

Contents

Discography

Singles and EPs

  • 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

  • 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 Side – DJ 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 Jail- 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 Wolf – Dap C Feat. Skinnyman & S.Kalibre (2006) (NGU Records)

References

  1. ^ Rap artist jailed for harassment, Metropolitan Police Service, 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ 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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