The Great Hip Hop Hoax | 2013

Directed by: Jeanie Finlay

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Main Plot

Scottish rappers Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain reinvent themselves as West Coast Homeboys after they were signed by Sony.


  • Gavin Bain is one of the main characters who, along with Billy Boyd, pretends to be a hip-hop duo.
  • Billy Boyd plays the manager of the Scottish hip-hop duo, responsible for faking their American accents and identities.


"The Great Hip Hop Hoax" directed by Jeanie Finlay follows the story of Scottish rappers Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd, who pretend to be American musicians in order to achieve fame and success. However, their deception eventually unravels, leading to the end of their charade and a return to their true identities. The film explores the consequences of their actions and raises questions about identity and authenticity in the music industry.

Jeanie Finlay