Straight Outta Scotland

A True Story of Fakery, Money and Betrayal in the Music Industry

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California Schemin' is the remarkable real life story of how two rappers from Dundee pretended to be two rappers from California and duped the record industry out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd - or Silibil N' Brains, as they became known - were two ordinary Scottish boys who shared an extraordinary dream: to become rap superstars. Creating new identities for themselves, they persuaded the music industry that they were the latest hot young talent from California. Silibil N' Brains then lived out that lie for more than two years, securing an enormous record deal with Sony and being catapulted into the industry high-life, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Eminem and D12.
But, ironically, they could never actually deliver and promote the album that they were paid so much money to put together. As soon as they became famous they would be recognised by anyone who had known them in their former lives in Scotland and the dream would evaporate. As the pressure mounted, there would be disastrous consequences …
California Schemin' is a story of incredible highs and terrible lows, of doing whatever it takes to follow your dream.
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  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781847375551 | 
  • April 2010
List Price £12.99

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An almost mythical but true story of how two young rappers from Scotland fooled the record industry by pretending they were American

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