The Great Hip Hop Hoax

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This documentary follows a pair of Scottish comedians as they affect over the top American accents and proceed to fool everyone they encounter with fake hip-hop personas, fooling everyone from concert goers to record executives. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Great Hip Hop Hoax

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (2)

  • It's mostly a poppy, funny anecdote, if no advert for the music biz: Daniel Bedingfield emerges as one of its savvier souls.

    Sep 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

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  • Undoubtably, the best reason to watch The Great Hip Hop Hoax is the delirious schadenfreude of seeing high-level execs getting taken for a ride by a pair of chancers.

    Sep 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5
  • The hoax may have fallen flat, but the insights Boyd and Bain's story offers into creativity, commerce, obsession and insanity are unique and unmissable.

    Sep 4, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A strange and enthralling story, about the absurd lengths gone to in the name of fame, that Jeanie Finlay has presented with compassion and insight.

    Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • To steal an American phrase, it's go big or go home.

    Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A thoroughly entertaining exploration of a friendship strained by an extraordinary situation.

    Sep 13, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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