Why's everyone talking about The Streets like it's the first time British people have rapped? We've been rapping just as long as the Americans. Mike Skinner (of The Streets) is not exactly a good example of a rapper. He's not an MC, he just talks. A much better example is Dizzee Rascal, who's probably the biggest name in British rap at the moment. But there have been so many amazing British rappers and if you've never heard of any of them in other countries then there's gotta be something seriously wrong with the world! p.s. I love the streets, too. Although songs like "Fit But You Know It" are not my cup of tea.