Fake For Real

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

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May 2017

Monday 1 May 2017


, 22:20

We already said it here, with full of conviction: all the albums Radioinactive ever released, absolutely all, are indispensable. Yes, all of them, including Fo' Tractor, the rerelease of an old cassette full of lo-fi tracks recorded by the mid-1990's, just after the rapper's adventures with Log...

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Wednesday 10 May 2017

KODIE SHANE - Big Trouble Little Jupiter

, 23:05

This is a well-established rule: any rap crew needs to have one feminine member. Such is the case with the Sailing Team, the collective led by Lil Yachty, who recently became an icon of Atlanta's new generation. Among his gang of happy guys with colored hairs, is a young lady, Kodie...

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Wednesday 17 May 2017


, 22:36

For decades, sex was a central theme in rap music. Often described in very raw and explicit ways, it is one of the key reasons why some people hate hip-hop. Because of this, they consider it too vulgar, or sexist, not always noticing – or appreciating – the often humorous and playful side of the...

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Saturday 20 May 2017

OMID - Beneath the Surface

, 17:59

The reason why Beneath the Surface is so crucial a record is, primarily, historical. Discovered by many on illegal download websites, where albums from the likes of MF Doom and Non-Phixion were also available (along with Anticon's very first releases), it had just predated the heyday of indie...

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Monday 29 May 2017

JUGGAKNOTS - Re:Release (Clear Blue Skies)

, 22:29

The Juggaknots are hip-hop's best kept secret. Some discovered them by 1999, thanks to their proximity with the Weathermen, or to Breezly Brewin's contribution to A Prince Amongst Thieves, a concept album from Prince Paul. Some others, through the incandescent "The Fire in Which you Burn",...

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