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

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April 2016

Friday 1 April 2016

KID CUDI - A Kid Named Cudi

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In the 2010's, rap's biggest mainstream star is Drake, undoubtedly. He understood how rap was had changed from a musical genre, into the very center of international pop. He abolished the borders with other genres, using singing tunes, and also, with Future and a few others, the melancholic...

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Sunday 3 April 2016

ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM - Shopping Carts Crashing

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Less than one year after their classic Tragic Epilogue, New York's trio Antipop Consortium would release an album aimed at the Japanese market, on an obscure label from there. If they had been a normal band, this would have been reserved to their most hardcore fans. APC, however, are notorious for...

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Wednesday 20 April 2016

OPEN MIKE EAGLE - Unapologetic Art Rap

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Unapologetic Art Rap; such is the name of Open Mike Eagle's 2010 album. In a year marked by the triumph of Waka Flocka's brutal and visceral rap, he released something opposite: a manifesto for the most sophisticated and intellectual kind of rap. The 30 year old rapper, actually, was the best person...

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