The Great Hip Hop Hoax (Trailer)

In a pre-Twitter age it was possible to dupe the entertainment industry into thinking you were somebody you were not and avoid having your cover blown. That's precisely what Scots Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd did when they masqueraded as Californian rap duo Silibil ’N’ Brains in the early 2000s, eliciting coverage from MTV, landing a deal with Sony and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Green Day and David Walliams. Now they've finally come clean and Jeanie Finlay has documented the sham in her upcoming documentary, The Great Hip Hop Hoax.