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Origin Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
Genres Hip hop
Labels Low Life
Associated acts Chester P, Nemesis & Arrogance, Mud Family, Karl Hinds, Ill Flava Records

Skinnyman (born Alex Holland, 1974, Leeds, Yorkshire) is a rapper who moved to Finsbury Park, London at a young age. He formed the Mud Family with Mongo and Chester P (now of Task Force) with whom he 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.

Skinnyman also featured on various Hip Hop tracks with Hip hop Award Winner Karl Hinds of Ill Flava Records.

Heavily autobiographical and socially analytical, the album makes much use of samples from Made in Britain, a British film from the early 1980s.

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.

Another single, "Change Your Heart" featuring Nemesis & Arrogance, was released by Real Records in August 2006.

Skinnyman also supported Immortal Technique when he performed live in South London in the Coronet Theatre in Elephant and Castle on 4 June 2008.



Singles and EPs

Guest appearances

  • The London Convention - The London Allstars (single), 1997
  • New Mic Order - Task Forice, 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 Funk - Braintax, 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 Speakers - Foreign 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)


  1. ^ 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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