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

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December 2012

Monday 10 December 2012

ELIGH - Poltergeist

, 23:14

In 2003, Eligh Nachowitz was not a newcomer. Any fan willing to explore deeper than hip-hop's most obvious faces already knew his remarkable As They Pass (1996) and Gas Dreams (1999) albums. This time, however, the rapper was ready to reach the upper level. Thanks to his group's – the Living Legends...

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Saturday 22 December 2012

GUNPLAY - Bogota Rich: The Prequel

, 14:40

The endless bursts of a machine gun. The horrific screams of a panicking women. Crescendos built with the help of booming synthesizers. Martial choruses. All of these played very loudly. And also, most importantly, the raspy and enraged voice of Gunplay himself, rapping in a breathless way, as if...

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Tuesday 25 December 2012

AESOP ROCK - Skelethon

, 22:48

Stimulated by the rise of a new generation of creative artists, the old underground from the late 90's is currently looking like it is back from the dead. In 2012, several of its key players - El-P, Bigg Jus, Brother Ali, I Self Devine, Busdriver, Dose One, Radioinactive, and even Mhz - released an...

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