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The English written companion of Fake For Real: reviews, interviews and articles about rap music
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February 2015

Friday 6 February 2015

ARCHETYPE - Red Wedding

, 23:32

In its very heart, hip-hop has always nurtured its own contrary. In this time of triumph for the most brutal and ignorant forms of raps, a more educated, artsy and intellectual version of this music is still living. While some are only playing with punchlines, some prefer more meaningful lyrics....

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Wednesday 11 February 2015

THEMSELVES - Them

, 23:07

"I'm afraid we'll have to innovate..." Such had asserted Dose One in 1999, on "It's Them", one of the most notable tracks of Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop, Anticon's manifesto compilation. And he hadn't said that in vain. As demonstrated with the heavy metal leaning cover...

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Monday 16 February 2015

BIGG JUS - Black Mamba Serums v2.0

, 22:53

After Company Flow split, El-P attracted all the attention deserved to indie rap's central band, at the expense of his two comrades. The malicious ones may pretend that it was because he was White, while the two others were Black men. Anyway, it is true that there was something unfair with the...

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Monday 23 February 2015

ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM - Arrhythmia

, 23:11

Ah, the stupid nostalgia of the fans; their everlasting preference for the very first records of their favorite bands; this stinging jealousy overwhelming them, each time that other people are starting to love their idols, especially when these people are known for their utter absence of taste and...

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