GenreDocumentary, Comedy, Music CountryUnited Kingdom
Release dateSeptember 6, 2013 (2013-09-06) Initial releaseSeptember 6, 2013 (United Kingdom) Music directorPaul Finlay, Michael Brennan, Graham Langley ProducersJeanie Finlay, Alison Morrow CastGavin Bain, James Bourne, Chris Rock, Jonathan Shalit, Billy Boyd Similar moviesHip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (2006), Beef II (2004), Scratch (2001), Player Hating: A Love Story (2010), Time Is Illmatic (2014)
TaglineCalifornian hip-hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. No one knew the pair were really two students from Scotland, with fake US accents and made up identities.
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The Great Hip Hop Hoax is a documentary film by Jeanie Finlay about a Scottish hip-hop duo called Silibil N' Brains, who pretended to be Americans to secure a £250,000 record deal with Sony. The film premiered at South by Southwest and was later shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, before a national theatrical release in Scotland and broadcasts on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Four, and Danish station DR2. It was pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket in 2008.