|Founder||Ceschi Ramos, David Ramos|
|Distributor(s)||Sonic Unyon, Redeye Distribution|
|Genre||Indie hip hop, indie rock|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Location||New Haven, Connecticut|
According to an interview with Ceschi on Ugsmag.com, the Ramos brothers started Fake Four with help from Grimm Image Records in San Bernardino, California and Squids Eye Recording Collective in Dayton, Ohio as an outlet to release and distribute their personal music projects and those of their friends. Since the initial release This Up Here by David Ramos, Fake Four Inc. has been a self-sufficient label.
Fake Four Inc. does not adhere to genre specifications. Brett Uddenberg of URB praised the label for pushing the boundaries of indie rap.[not in citation given]Chris Faraone of The Phoenix wrote "you heard it here first: Fake Four is the most important label in progressive hip-hop right now."
The first full-length release on Fake Four Inc. came with This Up Here by David Ramos on May 20, 2008.[not in citation given] It is self-published album by co-founder of the label and Modern Drummer magazine's Top 10 Progressive drummers. and XLR8R[not in citation given].
In 2010, Fake Four Inc. became official label partners with Circle Into Square in Portland, Oregon and took on production and distribution duties for the smaller like-minded label. Fake Four Inc. is exclusively distributed by Sonic Unyon in Canada and Redeye Distribution worldwide.
Fake Four Inc. has released the albums by Astronautalis, Blue Sky Black Death, Boy in Static, Busdriver, Electric President, K-the-I, Myka 9, Noah23. Nearly all releases on the label have placed on CMJ charts, including Vessel by Dark Time Sunshine on #2 CMJ Hip Hop ranking and Lawson Graham by Factor and Owl Hours by Awol One & Factor on #3 CMJ Hip Hop showings.
According to their site as of 2017, Fake Four Inc.'s current promoted artists include
Artists still on the roster include
Artists now archived include
Artists with one time releases on the label include