The Great Hip Hop Hoax

Two men who duped the music industry with an elaborate scam are set to tell their story to the world. Billy Boyd, tricked everyone from Sony Music to MTV into believing he and his friend Gavin Bain were LA-born rappers Silibil N’ Brains.

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“Out of spite we decided to develop these characters and that’s when Silibil ‘N’ Brains were really born.” Tipped as the “next big thing” by MTV, they played with Eminem’s D12 band at Brixton Academy, and partied with Madonna and Green Day. “We completely forgot that we were Scottish … I was definitely going a little cuckoo.”

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