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"All great truths begin as blasphemies," proclaimed the fiery playwright George Bernard Shaw. It's a sentiment that can be applied exponentially to the works of rapper Sage Francis and his exhilarating new album Li(f)e. Francis has never been afraid to provoke. As a result he is a sometimes polarizing and increasingly important figure in modern music. Adored by many, reviled by a few but never ignored and always essential, Sage Francis has emerged as the reigning agent provocateur of hip hop. Read more


My trip to South Africa. Some details now, more details later.

2011 kicked off in a very unique way for me. For those who’ve been following my facebook updates you would have seen the pictures from my trip to Durban, South Africa. The purpose of the trip was to assist orphans infected with HIV and get them treatment. I was with a group of poets who were there to make  a connection with the kids and relay the story to our people back home. This was filmed for a documentary directed by Jamie Catto and will be released in 2012. When I have a chance to collect my thoughts I will post the full story along with the song I wrote: “UBUNTU (Water Into Wine.)” Until then, check out the photos & read the captions for additional info.

4 Responses to “My trip to South Africa. Some details now, more details later.”

  1. sweet im looking forward to the basement show in pawtucket !! RIrepresent although a show at the ocean mist would be crazedd : P boston has a fun crowd too and many people love you . . : ) . . see you in RI someday

  2. I heard you. I’d like to sit with you, say at a weekend fam BBQ, or a city diner, and hear more.
    It won’t happen, because you owe your time to many, and when you can set some free for just yourself, I think; sitting and talking to a stranger about growing up, and how we become; who can offer you nothing but validation is low on ‘the list’.
    You spoke to me and I want you to know that.
    If you need an excellent counselor on your humanitarian work in Africa, I am available. I had hoped to get there 2 years ago through Eve Enslers’ V-Day program, but it was not to be.

  3. Hi Sage, I’ve written a story about the HIVEX mission in Durban. It would be quite cool for me to try publish it over in the US as well as here. Can I have your e-mail address and post you part one? Your poem was off the hook! Dying to hear the track. Thanks for visiting our steamy little jungle.

    Peace brother.


  4. Sage Francis says:

    Hey Joeg,
    Please email me at
    thank you!