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Sage Francis
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interview with TD3 5/21/03  Reply with quote  

TD3: Congrats on the recent news of your signing to Epitaph, a label in which you are the first hip-hop artist. What was your main reason for signing with them, and not the other labels that have had interest in you?

Sage: For the ironic value

TD3: Tell us a little bit about the highly anticipated "HOPE" LP with yourself and Mr. Joey Beats. And what track on there will be the one the baby mamas throw their panties on stage for?

Sage: HOPE is the kind of rap album I would have freaked out over when I was younger. I think it picks up about the same place that a lot of our favorite hiphop groups fell off. Joe loops up dope samples over some great beat breaks. I rap to it. What a concept.

TD3: I have had you come out and do a couple shows for TD3productions (which you first helped me start by just giving me some good advice...thank you), and I know you will be planning a tour for this release, it seems as if you perform worldwide virtually non-stop. About how many shows do you perform a year and how do you still have the energy for each show at the same level as the one before?

Sage: I would have to imagine I do close to 200 shows a year at this point. I have no idea. The energy for shows comes from a place that I have to imagine would normally be reserved for rearing rowdy kids.

TD3: Everyone knows about your straight-edged lifestyle... (and as ironic as this question is) do you ever get sick of feeling like you have to explain or justify your personal life choices?

Sage: I don't carry a sXe torch. I definitely don't feel like defining my lifestyle through a set of rules that someone else drew out. I am sXe by some people's definition. Not sXe by other people's definition. Yippee. Boohoo. I hate things in private.

TD3: How many units have been sold so far of the already-classic PERSONAL JOURNALS release, and are you happy with the response you have gotten from it or do you sometimes feel like people just "dont get it?

Sage: I honestly haven't gotten correct figures on that shit. I am happy that I've sold more than almost any underground hiphop act. Put this phallus in your phace, suckaz. haha. I stuck to my guns and blazed glory holes in your baby brains. YEEEEEEEeeeahhhh. Eh...they get it? They don't get it? I am definitely happy with the response. All the positive and negative feedback has been a pleasure to read.

TD3: Why do you think other genre's of music are more inspiring than hip-hop?

Sage: I don't know. How come I don't love her anymore? I don't know. Things done changed.

TD3: You won the 1999 Superbowl Emcee Battle in Boston and the infamous 2000 Scribble Jam Battle, do you plan on continuing to enter the MC battle circuit ?

Sage: Maybe for shits and giggles. I am better than I have shown. I might as well catch a couple poor souls off guard one night.

TD3: Explain the meaning of "Strange Famous" for us.

Sage: Nothing to explain there. It's a good combination of words. And if you say them over and over fast enough you'll eventually be saying "Strage Franous, Stage Franous, Sage Francis, Sage Francis...I love you.""

TD3: Pet Peeves:

Sage: Netcees

TD3: Ever have a crush on any 1980's TV sitcom character?

Sage: Samantha

TD3: And finally.... when will my man, Xaul Zan, get his solo LP out there??

Sage: He wants to do a full album SO BAD. But then I hear the kind of things he wants to do and I'm like, "Ummm...yeah...maybe next year, pal. Clean up your act a little and we'll see." Shit is a little too...too.
Post Wed May 21, 2003 5:37 pm
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Fobiarmy



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What dose TSS stand for  Reply with quote  

What dose TSS stand for and sage whens the next time your gonna be in Minnesota?
Post Wed May 21, 2003 5:56 pm
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Dialectz



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The Secret Service.
Post Wed May 21, 2003 6:22 pm
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BurpIsPerfect



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Toxic Shock Syndrome. It comes from using Tampons. It is fatal.
Post Thu May 22, 2003 1:40 am
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td3



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interview is now up on www.td3productions.com
Post Thu May 22, 2003 4:15 pm
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killedbysharks



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BurpIsPerfect wrote:
Toxic Shock Syndrome. It comes from using Tampons. It is fatal.


haha, that was great

What was that Xaul Zan lyric about a cool-aid mustache or something? I couldnt keep my composure when i heard that. funny bastard!
Post Sun May 25, 2003 3:15 pm
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JordaFi



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The Xaul Zan LP should have a collab with Necro, if only to school him on genuinely disturbing lyrics: "make your daughter cry when she wakes up with some fingaz inna"
Post Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:58 pm
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angrymushroom



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in the company of strangers  Reply with quote  

since i can't make my own thread in here...i am adding this on.....

The Company of Strangers
Taking Hitchcock Strangers on a Train; conceit into the 21st century.

The best way to explain this is to pretend that it already exists. So here goes:
Somewhere, in some shadowy corner of the World Wide Web, there lurks a website called The Company of Strangers. It does not advertise itself in any way in fact, it actively shirks publicity but still, through word of mouth alone (although the URL is always spoken in hushed tones), it has built up a membership of millions. Chances are, at least one or two of the people you know are fully paid-up members, but no-one will ever admit to knowing anything about it. The first rule of The Company of Strangers is that you don't rip off Fight Club. Dammit, too late. But anyway im sure you get the gist.

When you join after going through threads of seemingly interminable disclaimers you will be asked for lots of personal information. Lots of personal information. The Company of Strangers doesn't care about who you actually are, they just want to be certain what kind of impact you'll make as a stranger entering someone else's life. Are you big and beefy, perhaps even slightly intimidating-looking? Do you typically look geeky, or intelligent, or eccentric? They also need to know where you live, but their strict anonymity policy means that that information will forever remain strictly confidential.

Having joined, you simply sit tight, safe in the knowledge that you now have an army of strangers behind you, should you ever need them. And who doesn't sometimes need the help of complete strangers? Simply give the Company of Strangers details of what you need, and they'll search their extensive database and get the requisite members on the case. Want to be hassled by a couple of guys on the way home from your first date with that special someone and stylishly cool in an impressive manner? The Company of Strangers will provide. Or maybe you're giving a speech at a minor public event who was that guy who clapped so energetically and started the standing ovation? A fellow Stranger, of course. Your boss says you'll be fired unless people start buying those strange Guatamalean triple-jumping beans that you personally ordered suddenly five people you've never seen before walk into your shop and walk out with half the stock. Or perhaps you've just bought a new coat which all your friends are laughing at a few random compliments from Strangers would soon silence them.

And in return for all these favours, you also have to do your duty as a Stranger yourself. A cryptic email from the Company of Strangers tells you to be in a certain place at a certain time, and perform a specific task. Company etiquette dictates that you can talk to no-one else about these little sojourns you make into other people's lives. Still, you don't just get the endless backup of the Company, you also get to make your life more interesting (and feel like some kind of secret agent) as you act an out-of-character role every now and again, and know that you're adding a little bit of colour to someone else's life.

Of course, the website is run on a strictly non-profit basis. Any monies that Strangers might require to carry out their tasks are provided (and re-routed, via an anonymous Swiss bank account, of course) by whoever asked the favour in the first place.

Of course, this service could be easily subverted by criminal types (was it an inside job? Of course not! The raid was obviously made by total Strangers), but that's not my intention. Nothing illegal just little favours, carried out by an army of faceless stangers.
Post Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:12 pm
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the Wiper



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the fuck?
Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:35 am
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td3



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the Wiper wrote:
the fuck?


haha i dunno

i started to read it, got bored... then stopped

so i dunno?!?
Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:41 pm
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scott



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Re: What dose TSS stand for  Reply with quote  

Fobiarmy wrote:
What dose TSS stand for and sage whens the next time your gonna be in Minnesota?

what about true school session???
hmm maybe its both??
maybe im wrong
Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:13 pm
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td3



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The
SARS
Squad
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