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

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September 2017

Monday 4 September 2017

QWEL & MAKER - The Harvest

, 23:30

Prior to this album, Qwel was mostly known as one of the Typical Cats, a rap trio who had helped making Galapagos4 a central label, in Chicago's indie world. His two albums, If It Ain't Been In a Pawn Shop... and The Rubber Duckie Experiment, had also collected praises in the underground. As for...

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Tuesday 5 September 2017

PEEZY - Ballin Ain't A Crime

, 23:29

There's not just one Peezy in the rap game. While the buzz is growing around OMB Peezy, another guy with the same name deserves our attention: Team Eastside Peezy (per a new trend, rappers include now their bands' name to their own: will we talk soon about WTC Raekwon?). His Ballin Ain't a Crime...

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Tuesday 19 September 2017

COMPANY FLOW - Funcrusher Plus

, 23:15

By 1997, just when some feared that hip-hop was getting corrupted by its own success, "independent" and "alternative" had become buzz words. And no other claimed them louder than Company Flow. A product of New-York's underground, these self-produced and self-promoted rappers had...

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

INDIE HIP-HOP - 150 albums

, 22:46

A few years after we published it, and to celebrate the release in 2014 of our new book dedicated to the history of indie hip-hop, it was time to deliver an updated version of the selection we published first in 2009, listing 100 key albums related to this movement. Here starts our new countdown,...

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