Mike Skinner starts work on The Streets’ final album

Rapper-producer ready to record tracks for swansong

Mike Skinner has begun work on the final album from The Streets.

Posting on his MySpace blog, the rapper-producer revealed that he is writing songs for his collective’s fifth album, which he has previously told NME.COM will be the last under that name.

Revealing he is having a mixing board custom made for him, Skinner wrote that he will not be able to begin recording until he takes delivery of his new equipment next month, so is concentrating on lyric writing.

“I’ve got four songs,” he declared. “Not sure whether they’re up to album standard so instead of the usual process of total A&R confusion I will post some on tinterweb at random.”

He added: “And when The Streets lighter turns blue [the lighter logo is green on current album ‘Everything Is Borrowed’] next year we’re on the last album.”