The Streets in a Shambles
Mike Skinner has roped in mate Pete Doherty to rework one of his tunes
Mike Skinner has invited Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty to lend his lyrics and vocal talents to 'Prangin Out', a track from 'A Grand Dont Come Free'.
The Streets supremo tells NME.com, "His style on 'Prangin Out' reminds me of his early stuff. But I wouldn't call it 'rapping'. Pete's more of a poet, so it sounds really poetic."
The re-worked tune is all about Skinners run-in with drugs, but as the singer says, Pete makes my escapades look like schoolboy stuff.
It may seem like an unusual pairing but apparently the two have been mates for years.
"I was the same generation as The Libertines and the first tour we ever did was in Japan with them," says Skinner.
"I wanted to get Pete on 'When You Wasn't Famous' but that didn't happen. He's quite a difficult person to get hold of."
Skinner is considering bringing the track out as The Streets next single later this year.