The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013)

  • Documentary, Comedy, Music
  • 1h 33m
Release Date: April/2013

This is the story of a so-called Californian hip-hop duo known as Silibil n’ Brains little did the fans know that this group where actually from Scotland and were faking an American identity to get noticed. At the beginning of the new millennium Silibil n’ Brains or Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain respectively, were making music together in Scotland but after being branded as “The Rapping Proclaimers” they lost heart and figured that Scottish Hip-Hop was just not being taken seriously and if they where ever going to make it they would need some sort of new identity. This is when Silibil n’ Brains were born, two real LA “homeboys”. In this film we will see the journey this lie took these two musicians on, the highs of their scan and then the subsequent lows that followed due to the stress of maintaining such a lie under the spotlight.


Jeanie Finlay