What is Fake For Real?
Fake For Real is a French blog dedicated to rap music.
It is the heir to various webzines, like Nu Skool and Hip-Hop Section, which played a critical role in introducing underground rap artists (Company Flow, Buck 65, Atmosphere, Living Legends, Shape Shifters and many others...) to the French audience, by the late 1990's and early 2000's.
Who is behind this website?
Fake For Real is written by the editor of those defunct websites. He also used to be in charge of hip-hop reviews at POPnews, a major pop / rock webzine in France, and he is the author of four books about rap music, and dedicated to:
- The history of rap music: Rap, Hip-Hop
- The indie rap movement : Rap Indépendant
- The history of the rap mixtape : Mixtapes
- Female rappers : Ladies First
All are written in French.
In which language is Fake For Real written?
The major part of this blog is written in French, there.
The English version is a shorter one. It only contains transcriptions of interviews with English-speaking rappers, producers and others, and some reviews we decided to translate. Apologies for any language mistake you may notice, please keep in mind that we are not English native speakers.