The Streets to Debut 3 Songs Via Twitter

Mike Skinner (The Streets)
Melissa Goldstein

British rapper the Streets, a.k.a. Mike Skinner, has announced plans to write and record one song per day (beginning today), and then share them with fans for free via his Twitter account.

"I am going to Tweet three new songs this week," he wrote yesterday. "I can't be bothered with all this trying to sell you music. It wastes valuable time."

Skinner then outlined his musical itinerary: "Day 1 will be easy. I've got one nearly done. Day 2 easy. Day 3 is looking tricky. Might have to post a totally rubbish one [song]."

[UPDATE: Skinner posted his first song, "I Love My Phone," Tuesday afternoon. Download it here.]

He signed off by explaining that he was sitting down to watch the film Usual Suspects -- "Kevin Spacey inspiration," Skinner wrote of that film's mysterious criminal protagonist. "You won't hear from me till tomorrow eve and a song I will have."

So what should fans expect? Maybe a tune called "Keyser Söze," that explores Skinner's newfound rave direction.

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