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Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living album for sale by Streets was released Apr 25, 2006 on the Vice label. As much as Mike Skinner's first two albums chronicled the life of a young working-class British lad struggling to make it in contemporary England, the Streets' third album THE HARDEST WAY TO MAKE AN EASY LIVING is a quasi-concept album about the vagaries of fame and fortune. Rather than rapping about pints, geezers, and Playstations, Skinner's conversational, slang-laden lyrics here are about girls who wouldn't look twice at him before he was a star (the single "When You Wasn't Famous"), the difficulties of coming up with new material ("The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living"), and record company battles ("Fake Streets Hats"). Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Short but Great|
I'm not a fan of short albums BUT it's far better with a short and good album than a long and bad one.
By Everyday Struggler (E-Town)
||What a short album...|
I was disapointed on this album, first off It's only 37 minutes long, While american rappers usually puts in about an hour in every album... Secondly there where 2-3 songs that weren't really good which only leaves 8-9 good songs on the album which is about 30 minutes of good music... That's not enough to a musically spoiled geezer like me mate! Buy ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL it's classic!
By Money Mike (S-Dub)
||This album kicks a$$!!|
He tells it like it is (in his life & the UK) with style, talent and humor. People look at me weird when I'm bumpin' his stuff at a red light in Tucson Arizona.
By DrFastlane (Tucson Arizona)
||mike u ain't street|
da only gud track is da church one datz bout da rest of da album sucks. big time. but 1 ting e frm b'ham datz ma town so i gotta give him props 4 dat.
By k tha don (khanville)
||This is great|
This album is easily just as good as the other two. If I were to pick one as the king of the trio, it would have to be Original Pirate Material; yet still this album is great.
By Andy Hill (Liverpool UK)
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Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7048665|
|Release Date||Apr 25, 2006|
|Engineer||Magic Mike Millrain|
|Recording Time||37 minutes|
|Personnel||Example, Jackie Rawe, Eddie Jenkins, Laura Vane, Leo The Lion, Morgan Nicholls, NY., Ted Mayhem, Teddy Mitchell, The Wayne Hart Singers|
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