Fake For Real

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

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July 2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018

LIL B - 6 Kiss

, 22:25

The new fad with silly rappers; the weirdness of artsy hip-hop, mixed with the most extreme offenses of gangsta rap; the confessions, the vulnerability, the thugs with bleeding hearts; the confusion between mixtapes and regular albums; web marketing, and its role in the advent of new talents; and...

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Monday 30 July 2018

RAP, HIP-HOP - 100 mixtapes

, 23:50

To complement its new book published in May 2017, Mixtapes (French only), Fake For Real is sharing its own selection of mixtapes. Focusing exclusively on Northern American hip-hop, and on projects released in the 2000's and 2010's (i.e. not in a time when mixtapes were, well, actual mix-tapes),...

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Tuesday 31 July 2018

IGGY AZALEA - Ignorant Art

, 22:47

At first glance, this mixtape was some pure Los Angeles material. A few local rappers featured on it, like YG, Problem, and Joe Moses, and it was produced by the D.R.U.G.S. crew, later known through its association with Ty Dolla $ign. But its main player rapped with an accent and a style originated...

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