Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n’ Brains were going to be massive. What no-one knew was the pair were really students from Scotland, with fake American accents and made up identities.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax is a film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame. The American dream, told by people who’d never even been to America.
A Met film / Glimmer Films co-production for BBC Scotland, BBC Storyville and Creative Scotland.
Character designs by Jon Burgerman