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July 2017

Sunday 9 July 2017

ELIGH - Enigma

, 23:11

By the early 2000's, the Living Legends were the archetypical indie hip-hop band. They were highly revered in the backpackers international underground, where they fully deserved their name. In the Wu-Tang Clan way, this collective was made of various subgroups and solo artists, and people from...

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Thursday 20 July 2017

RICH BOY - Bigger than the Mayor

, 22:40

Coming from the city of Mobile, in Alabama, Rich Boy started making some noise in 2006 with "Throw Some D's", a single about his new Cadillac – a luxury car he had undoubtedly bought with dirty money. To keep the momentum, Maurice Richards – his real name – contributed the following years...

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Wednesday 26 July 2017

MF DOOM - Operation Doomsday

, 22:41

By 1999, the excellence of the newly released Operation Doomsday album was not a surprise, to those already familiar with New-York's underground rap scene. By then, MF Doom had already released several great singles on Fondle'em, Bobbito's iconic indie rap label. And all of them were compiled on...

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Friday 28 July 2017

INDIE HIP-HOP - Your favorite albums

, 22:35

We are close to the end. The last albums Fake For Real considers as the best from the independent hip-hop movement, will be revealed soon on our dedicated article, and we will publish soon, in May 2014, a full book dedicated to this matter (in French only, unfortunately). In the meanwhile, we are offering to YOU, our readers, the possibility to nominate your 10 indie rap favorite albums, as part of a poll whose results will be published in a few weeks or months....

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