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

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May 2015

Monday 4 May 2015

NOBS - Workin'

, 23:08

Released in 2002, Musicide, Nobs' first album, had some highlights, like "Fair Weather Song", or "Idiot Box". But this was not enough for distinguishing this man – a rapper close to Phlegm's Brad Hamers – from the multitude of Internet MCs emerging from the indie world, around...

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

COURDEK - Synchronicity

, 22:58

When you are based too far from hip-hop's main centers, chasing recognition and fame can become a tricky process. As a matter of fact, only a few rappers from Arizona made a name for themselves, in the small indie world. These are the Drunken Immortals, from the Universatile Music label or, for the...

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Monday 18 May 2015


, 23:08

A key character in the West Coast Underground scene since the 1990's, when he was a member of Log Cabin – a cult band which would give birth to the Living Legends - and later on a Shape Shifters affiliate, Radioinactive had tried everything, with his supersonic and multisyllabic flow. His first...

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Monday 25 May 2015

CUT CHEMIST MEETS SHORTKUT - Live At the Future Primitive Sound Session

, 11:05

Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session is one of the records which, by the end of the 1990's, played a significant role in the rising popularity of the turntablist movement. Recorded live in 1997, in San Francisco, by two key DJs of the Californian indie hip-hop scene, it became one year later...

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