The Great Hip Hop Hoax
The Great Hip Hop Hoax - Trailer
Director Jeanie FinlayYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
When Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd first showed up on stage at London club Madame Jojo's, they had no idea that it would be the beginning of a downward spiral in their lives. After jetting over from Dundee and having previously suffered significant ridicule for their rap talents coupled with their strong Scottish accents, they decided to give themselves a whole new identity; they became Silibil N' Brains from California. Keeping up the American persona was surprisingly easy and they made such an impression that they eventually became signed with Sony records. However, touring and hanging out in VIP bars was one thing, releasing an album and having all their Scottish peers uncover the ruse was another. Eventually, though, they no longer had to worry about it as suspicion arose and they were caught out. The toll it took on their lives and relationship in the aftermath was disastrous, but the pair are set to make a more honest return with the release of a brand new album.
'The Great Hip Hop Hoax' is a music documentary detailing one of the most shocking deceptions in the history of hip hop. Having already been put to paper with Gavin Bain's autobiographical account of the scandal in 'California Schemin'', director Jeanie Finlay ('Goth Cruise', 'Teenland', 'Sound It Out') presents us the story from several new points of view. It is set to be released in the UK on September 6th 2013.
Starring: Gavin Bain
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