Back in the late 90’s in Liverpool, United Kingdom – ‘two bruthas’ from ‘two dogs’ decided Liverpool was in need of a full on Hip Hop revolution, the venue for this revolution was The Zanzibar on Seel Street, Liverpool – to which was born one of the dopest Hip Hop nights the world has ever seen, that night was the one, the only – No Fakin.
No Fakin played host to the best DJ’s and MC’s Hip Hop has ever produced from Grandmaster Flash, The Souls Of Mischief, Prince Paul, The Beatnuts, L-Fudge, The Nextmen, Kool Herc, Rob Swift, DJ Bias, Mr Complex, Peter Parker, Scratch Perverts, YZ, Swollen Members, Ugly Duckling, Vadim, The Aboriginals, The Pharcyde, Madlib, Jeru The Damaja, Maseo, Jungle Brothers, Funky Fresh Few, El Da Sensei, Scratch Pervertz, All Natural, DJ Noize, Supernatural, DJ Spinna, Peanut Butter Wolf, Lootpack, Mark Rae, Chubby Grooves, DJ Yoda, Rock Steady Crew Breakers to name but a few. The club would be packed out and remains one of the livest atmospheres I have ever witnessed! It would even surprise those who thought they had seen a thing or two who had made the trip over the pond to Liverpool.
The No Fakin DJ’s have recently set up the No Fakin Blog which will tell this amazing story along with there current adventures, releases and anything else dope they find along the way.
Having designed an early No Fakin logo and a few of their early flyers I will try and scan what I have, when I can, on what I can remember, which will be pretty limited as not until I dug out my old flyers did I see how much No Fakin had spoilt us, I suppose when your younger you take things for granted and it’s not until you start to look back that you realise you were part of something very special.
Still operating today they continue to bring the best of Hip Hop to Liverpool.
Check out there – Myspace page.
Free MP3 Download: – ‘No Fakin DJ’s – Give An Example’