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The English written companion of Fake For Real: reviews, interviews and articles about rap music
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March 2018

Wednesday 7 March 2018

ILOVEMAKONNEN - I Love Makonnen

, 23:10

When people who experienced the beginnings of rap, in the late 70's and early 80's, are asked about them, many confess that they hadn't realized, at first, that this was a brand new kind of music. What they heard sounded like a declination of funk, or disco, not a musical genre per se. And nowadays,...

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Tuesday 20 March 2018

ALLEY BOY - Purgatory

, 22:52

The best time in Alley Boy's career was 2011. Taking place between his first steps as a rapper, in Gucci Mane's shadow – he had featured on Chicken Talk 2 in 2008 – and The Gift of Discernment in 2012 – his most exposed and visible project, at least here in France – that year had been some kind of...

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