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

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April 2014

Tuesday 1 April 2014

ELON.IS - Atomik Age

, 22:40

By the beginning of the 2000's, Disflex6, a veteran hip-hop band from the Bay Area underground, was supposed to be granted with a second life, thanks to England's Lex Records. By the same time as they were working on their first album for this label, Robot Dreams (an album others would finally...

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Tuesday 8 April 2014

SONTIAGO - Steel Yourself

, 22:42

For a long time, we at Fake For Real had kept an eye on the American state of Maine and its indie rap scene, but with some lack of conviction. We strongly believed that, when they had relocated from the East Coast to California, the founders of Anticon had robbed this scene's sacred fire, and that...

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Saturday 19 April 2014

AD - Misguided Recordings

, 10:24

At first glance, Misguided Recordings didn't look too sexy, with its ugly cover art, its heavy introduction, its tasteless old-school sounding first song ("The Cage") and the painful voice of its rapper, a White guy from the obscure scene of Madison, Wisconsin, one half of a very anecdotic...

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Monday 21 April 2014

GLUE - Seconds Away

, 14:45

Music is only a matter of alchemy. And this alchemy, this delicate balance, few approached it as closely as Adeem, Maker and DJ DQ, a.k.a. Glue, one of the most solid and constant groups ever engendered in hip-hop's underground. As soon as at its beginning, with the excellent Seconds Away, Glue was...

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Saturday 26 April 2014

THE GOODS - The Goods

, 12:30

Judging by the small hype, by the end of the 90's, about Halifax's so-called bold and visionary hip-hop underground, it is surprising to realize that one of the pioneer albums of this scene was not so revolutionary. As most indie rap artists of the times, these were still loyal to New-York's boom...

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