"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
This website is dedicated to the new Sage Francis album entitled LI(F)E. It drops on May 11th, 2010 and features music that was written and/or performed by Califone, Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, Tim Fite, Calexico, DeVotchKa, Yann Tiersen, Buck 65 and more. The album was produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine.) The cover art was done by renowned artist and illustrator Shepard Fairey. Pre-order package deals for the CD & vinyl are AVAILABLE NOW at www.StrangeFamous.com. The blog below is for updates on the album as well as the US/Canada tour with B. Dolan and Free Moral Agents.
Enjoy the free download and please share this track wherever you can. On facebook, twitter, G+, messageboards, OR ANY SOCIAL NETWORK YOU ARE ON. Or just go oldschool with it by blasting this song from your car as you drive laps around your town’s coolest shopping plaza. People still do that, right? The support and extra promotion is much appreciated!
Another demo has kicked its way out of the SFR vault. This here is the original version of “Slow Man” which was completely reworked and re-recorded over different music for my LI(F)E album. This version is more aggressive and includes A BONUS ADDITIONAL VERSE! The legendary Buck 65 produced the beat.
“When the world moves at breakneck speed,
I hold the pause button halfway and make the tapedeck bleed.
It takes seconds to see what’s gonna happen in an hour’s time.
I see next week, next week I’m rushing rewind.
Time flies like a lie that evolves and grows wings,
then barrel rolls through intelligent designs of smoke rings.”