Directed by Jeanie Finlay • 2013 • United Kingdom
Foul-mouthed Californian hip hop duo Silibil N’ Brains were going to be massive. But no one knew the pair were really amiable Scotsmen, with fake American accents and made-up identities. This documentary tells the audacious tale of how two lads from Dundee duped the record industry and nearly destroyed themselves. A stranger-than-fiction account of fractured friendship, the pressure of living with lies, and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame, THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX presents a vision of the American dream by way of two guys who had never even been to America.