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Example takes a swipe at Mike Skinner

6/17/2014

British rapper Example has turned on his former mentor Mike Skinner, insisting The Streets star's career bombed after his third album. The Stay Awake hitmaker got his big break when Skinner signed him to his record company, The Beats, in 2006, and he put out five singles and his debut album What We Made on the label before it closed in 2007. However, he has now taken a swipe at his former boss Skinner by suggesting the star's career was effectively ended by his 2006 release The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living. The album - on which Skinner wrote extensively about his struggle to deal with stardom - divided critics and fans, and Example is adamant the record sounded the death knell for his former mentor's music career. He tells Q magazine, "Mike Skinner's third album was all about fame and money. That's the moment it kind of finished for him." Skinner went on to release two more albums but split up The Streets in 2011.

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