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The Mitchell Brothers are a Ghanaian British rap duo from London, England. They consist of cousins Owura Nyanin (a.k.a. Tony Mitchell) from Manor Park and Kofi Hanson (Teddy Mitchell) from Stockwell. They were the first signing to Mike Skinner’s The Beats label and are sometimes known as the "Geezers with skills".
Tony Nyanin and Teddy Hanson named themselves The Mitchell Brothers after siblings Phil and Grant Mitchell in the British soap EastEnders.
Hanson spotted Mike Skinner from The Streets in their local Barclay's bank in Brixton, South London, soon after Skinner had released his debut album, Original Pirate Material. Hanson slipped a copy of his and Nyanin's demo CD into Skinner's bag, with his phone number on it. Skinner signed them to The Beats label and produced their first album. Hanson performed with Skinner on the latter's hit single, "Fit But You Know It".
The Mitchell Brothers released their debut album, A Breath of Fresh Attire, on 22 August 2005. Their second album, Dressed For The Occasion, appeared on 19 November 2007. It was preceded by the singles, "Solemate" and "Michael Jackson", the latter of which is produced Scottish-English producer Calvin Harris. Sales for this album disappointed, with the Mitchell Brothers album being described as "still born and fresh" by Skinner.
Most recently Tony Mitchell signed to Paramount Music (UK) and is now pursuing a solo career as Mr Mitchell.
Mr Mitchell's first solo single titled On The Rooftop is due for release 25/03/12
1. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 372. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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