Sound and Vision: 'The Great Hip-Hop Hoax' by Jeanie Finlay - (18) screening
Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival
Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre
To what lengths would you go to achieve fame? A pair of Scottish chancers relocate to the epicentre of the hip hop counter-culture and pass themselves off as a Californian rap group. Their cheeky antics are hilarious yet the film shines a caustic light on the illusory nature of celebrity and the gullibility of the suited execs in the hierarchies of the music industry.