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The English written companion of Fake For Real: reviews, interviews and articles about rap music
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July 2012

Sunday 1 July 2012

WALTER GROSS - Interview

, 10:43

Alright, so let's start from the beginning. First time I heard about you was on Sole's forum. It was around 2005 i think. You were proposing to send a free demo to anyone that was sending you a pm. It was the Kind Of Blues mix-cd I think, that I latter submitted to Hiphopcore. I gotta say I was...

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Wednesday 4 July 2012

SCOTTY HARD - The Return of Kill Dog E

, 22:58

One of the key labels of the late 90's indie rap scene was WordSound, a team managed by Spectre, a.k.a. Skiz Fernando. Mixing their strange blend of hip-hop with jazz and dub, and sometimes some noise attempts, they would please all kinds of experimentalists, for example those of the English...

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Wednesday 11 July 2012

SOULS OF MISCHIEF - 93 'til Infinity

, 23:30

In 1991, with his first album, Del tha Funky Homosapien had demonstrated that other ways existed for the Californian scene, apart from gangsta rap. Two years later, 93 'till Infinity made the same statement, thanks to atmospheric beats, complex rhymes, and lyrics not too outrageous, and...

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Wednesday 18 July 2012

JEAN GRAE - Attack of the Attacking Things

, 23:22

She was born outside the US (in South Africa, to be more precise); her parents had been jazzmen; she lived in New-York; she studied music at the university; she had been trained as a classical singer; she was well connected with international artists, like the Herbaliser, the British band she...

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Monday 23 July 2012

LOOTPACK - Soundpieces: Da Antidote

, 23:17

There's been another Madlib before Madlib, before he became this overrated beatmaker, vaguely experimental but, to be honest, a bit irregular, and sometimes even boring and vain. In 2000, his helium-voiced alter-ego Quasimoto had released the great The Unseen. And the year before, the band Otis...

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