Skinnyman and Nike Air Max 97's.

To mark the launch of the Air Max 97 “Black/University Red” and “Coconut Milk/Khaki”, 18montrose visited Skinnyman and his son Alex, in North London.


Born Alex Holland in Leeds, Skinnyman is one of the few British emcees that needs almost no introduction. Moving as a kid to Finsbury Park, North London, Skinny found a melting pot of cultures suddenly on his doorstep and immersed himself in the musical culture of reggae and dancehall. Highly influenced by Leroy, Chas and fast tongue-talking Papa San, he was introduced to rap at a very early age.