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PHIL LACIO AKA P DAWG wrote:
I think I really like Sage over Buck's production
from got up this morning to this new stuff
Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:42 pm
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Thanks for posting those videos.
Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:54 pm
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"Got Up This Morning" is okay but it's got NOTHING on this new stuff.
Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:55 am
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These vids are ace. Can't wait to hear/see more. Pissed I missed this. A friend of mine moved to Texas the week of SXSW AND had a reel clip in the festival and somehow missed you guys. How does one digitally slap another?
Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:18 pm
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Hey, thanks for posting video so those of us who couldn't make it to South By South West can get a glimpse of what we missed. Really excited about the prospect of Buck producing some of the new material - I think you mentioned this in Brussels last June Sage. Is he likely to produce the album? I remember there being talk of a more "rock" producer this time round... But I think using Buck would be great. Also, is there any footage of Prolyphic from SXSW? I have never been able to see him perform live as I don't believe he's been to England yet, but I'm completely in love with The Ugly Truth and would love to see some live footage.
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I have video of my performance, as well as everyone else. The videos will be used somehow, somewhere and posted/uploaded for viewing.
Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:39 am
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Hot. I'm going to wait for those before I lay out my full SXSW experience. We'll make it part of a bigger announcement or newsletter since I don't think any media made their way into our event. Kanye strikes again.
*shakes fist*
Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:48 am
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prolyphic81 wrote:
I have video of my performance, as well as everyone else. The videos will be used somehow, somewhere and posted/uploaded for viewing.


Hot indeed! Well you can always email them to me if you like... You have the address... Go on, you know you want to... :wink:
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Sage Francis wrote:
Hot. I'm going to wait for those before I lay out my full SXSW experience. We'll make it part of a bigger announcement or newsletter since I don't think any media made their way into our event. Kanye strikes again.
*shakes fist*
Consider me the media. I can rhapsodize about everything from 2mex onward, if you have any use for it in a newsletter.
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a blogger has weighed in with a review. I can't say it's entirely accurate (in fact, his time line is all sorts of wrong) but it is what it is:

http://www.madeloud.com/fans/adam_schragin/blog/6289

It’d be a shame to escape SXSW without any real hip-hop under our belts, so it was a great thing to catch the Strange Famous Records showcase at the Scoot Inn to cap off the festival. Strange Famous is a label begun by artist Sage Francis, and which specializes in somewhat out-of-the-ordinary, underground hip hop.

Our impetus for visiting the showcase was another Monolith find - Scroobius Pip vs. Dan le Sac, a British dj and rap duo who made waves with the critic-baiting “Thou Shalt Always Kill.” Despite being dismissed as a one-off by some, we found the group’s performance at Monolith exciting and loads of fun, and we were left wanting more. Unfortunately, Pip’s right-hand man, Dan le Sac was missing, which left the MC up to his own devices. At first this seemed like a huge letdown, but Scroobius Pip just amped up his performance, giving the audience a chance to sing along with “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” and otherwise making up for the fact that their duo had become an uno.

Next came Buck 65, a Canadian MC who seemed more than comfortable just rapping along to a backing track. It’s a little difficult to put Buck 65 in proper perspective, but here we go – he predates the nerd-core genre by a solid decade, at least, and his quick but stumbling flow best approximates Beck circa Mellow Gold, wrapping about vegetables and Novocain. His saunter and aloof style made it a little difficult to take Buck 65 entirely seriously, especially when he began his set by rapping over takes of “Whip It” by Devo and Fugazi’s “Waiting Room.”

The MC and newly minted Strange Famous roster member Sleep came up for a few tracks, having just lost his voice and forced to do a truncated set. Sleep looks like a fresh-faced teenager, but he’s been in the game for years, and his style (though raspy) was impressive. His quick raps were often difficult to decipher, but like Twista, sometimes just the word flow is what it’s all about.

The funny and furious B. Dolan followed, and, like Buck 65 was DJ-less and all about getting a rise out of us, from the spoken word screed he delivered about Justin Timberlake to the song he dedicated to Sarah Palin, “Joan of Arcadia,” which beings with “Joan of Arc had a dildo named Jesus.” Later, it was more playful, with Dolan stripping to an Evil Knievel to the accompaniment of “Eye of the Tiger” and “The Final Countdown,” and bravely jumping over a stage monitor.

That set the stage for the final act, headliner Sage Francis. Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or having watched twelve billion bands already, but Francis’ set, which included a call-and-response of LL Cool J’s “Damage!” shout-out from “Momma Said Knock You Out” over the MOP track “Ante Up” felt lacking.

Either way, it wasn’t the worst way to end SXSW, which would’ve included standing in a long line, in the sun, for hours the way so many of our fellow festival-goers had decided to do all week. For now, we say adieu, and until next year.
Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:14 pm
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that review person is not somebody I want to spend a friday night with...
Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:27 pm
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i really like house of bees
Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:28 pm
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Thanks, man. I'm loving House of Bees. I think maybe that needs to be our group name.


a "roadie" blogs nicely about the show

http://rayricafort.blogspot.com/2009/03/sage-francisstrange-famous-records.html

Being the only hip hop fan out of the roadies, I knew that if I wanted to catch a hip hop show, I was gonna have to go to myself, so I decided eff it, I'm gonna do it. It was an amazing time, and all of the artists from Strage Famous artists killed it.

I was blown away by two emcees that I haven't heard of before but just rocked the mic and controlled the crowd in their own ways.

First was Scroobius Pip, who is from the England Hip Hop duo Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. Scroobius looked like the a younger Billy Connelly, had a sharp sense of humor, a commanding presence, and had a mystery that was captivating, as you could tell the crowd was trying to get a read on him. But his energy during songs, his props, and his ideas for his tracks were hella original, and he a steezee all of his own. Consider me a new fan!


Second was the emcee Sleep, the last opener before Sage Francis. He lost his voice the day of, and was drinking honey all day to try to get it back but couldn't quite. But nonetheless, when his tracks played he ripped with an energy like scroobius pip, but also with a tongue twisting style just ripping off lyrics like it was nothing. Just his skill on the mic is amazing enough to keep you bobbing your head, but at the same wondering how he's able to do it. Check out his album "Christopher" off Strange Famous Records.

Lastly, is the man himself, Sage Francis. There is nothing else to say about him but he is a certified Mic Killer! The man is a hip hop virtuoso with the whole package: connection with the crowd, dope lyrics, beats that just beckon you to bounce, a charisma when presenting himself, and most of all a very humble man, who truly cares about hip hop and the preservation of self expression and creativity. Once i get a chance I'll upload a couple songs from his performance that night. But here's a couple recommendations you should check out! Peace!
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Sage Francis wrote:
Thanks, man. I'm loving House of Bees. I think maybe that needs to be our group name.



Yes please. You guys always have insane chemistry on stage. And your voices, topics, and flows compliment each other really well. You guys should form a duo. And that duo should include wrestling on stage. For some reason with the beards and how big both of you are, I always sort of expect B. to hit you with a folding chair when you turn your back.

But yeah the new stuff is hot. I can't wait.
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Well now that you've gone and planted that seed, I don't see how I could possibly live the rest of my life without B hitting me with a folding chair at least once on stage. Makes sense actually.
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