Speaking to ilikemusic.com, the 27-year-old said that he respects Rascal's ability to "entertain crowds" and praised Skinner for his "impressive stage craft".
He explained: "In recent years, two of the people that I've found most inspiring are Dizzee Rascal, just for his pure energy and being able to entertain crowds of hundreds and thousands with just a mic and decks, and Mike Skinner.
"Working with The Streets and watching him perform you learn a lot. Me and him are quite different in the way we perform and use the stage. I'm very much centre of attention, but Mike always has another guy on stage MCing with him. His stage craft is very impressive."
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