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B. DOLAN & BUDDY PEACE – Rats Get Fat (Live RadioX Redux)

On September 23rd, B. DOLAN and BUDDY PEACE played to a packed London crowd at XOYO, then hopped directly offstage into a cab across town. Arriving at RADIO X’s station HQ with moments to spare, they then got on the air with legendary radio presenter JOHN KENNEDY for a live segment on X-POSURE.

For those that missed it, here’s a part of that session; B’s in-studio performance of “Rat’s Get Fat” from the new KILL THE WOLF LP. This redux is the live version that Buddy & B performed on their 2015 tour dates, containing an amazing blend of instrumental paying homage to old school storytelling and boom bap. Knock ’em out the box, B!

The original version of “Rats Get Fat” appears on B. Dolan’s latest LP, “Kill The Wolf”, available on SIGNED CD, Vinyl LP, Cassette, & MP3 here.

Nov 19

METERMAIDS – “Profiteers”

METERMAIDS will be joining SAGE FRANCIS & B. DOLAN on their upcoming road trip, with performances in Portland, ME & Burlington, VT! Details & all dates here.

“Profiteers” is from Metermaids’ latest LP, “We Brought Knives”. The record is the culmination of a trio of lifetimes of hip hop experience colliding with nearly a decade of time served as underground rap’s illest-equipped would-be gunslingers.

SFRstore EXCLUSIVE packages are available here:




Aug 19

B. DOLAN – “Alright”

B. Dolan’s “KILL THE WOLF” is OUT NOW on Strange Famous Records!

“ALRIGHT” is the first single – get an instant MP3 Download of the full album with your order!

Exclusive packages (SIGNED CD, Vinyl LP, Cassette, MP3 & more) available at:

B. Dolan’s latest record is the self-produced “KILL THE WOLF”, a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan’s status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends.

This sophomore studio effort on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS / SPEECH DEVELOPMENT features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtree), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird).

Click here for more info on “Kill The Wolf”.

Apr 30

BUDDY PEACE – Strange Famous Til The Grave Takes Us MINIMIX

A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 12-minute mix of SFR classics by BUDDY PEACE!This mix is available (plus 11 bonus tracks spanning the history of the label!) with purchase of a NEW SFR “Til The Grave Takes Us” Zip Hoodie!
Details & full tracklisting available at

This Minimix features:
PROLYPHIC & REANIMATOR: ‘Artist Goes Pop’ from the Ugly Truth LP
SAGE FRANCIS: ‘House Of Bees’ (feat. B. Dolan) from the Sick of Wasting mixtape
PROLYPHIC & BUDDY PEACE: ‘Death Of The Boombox’ from the Working Man LP
CECIL OTTER: ‘1999’ from the Rebel Yellow LP
B. DOLAN: ‘Earthmovers’ from the Fallen House Sunken City LP
SCROOBIUS PIP: ‘Let ‘Em Come’ Redux (feat Metermaids, Sage Francis, Cecil Otter) from the Distraction Pieces LP (US version)
METERMAIDS: ‘Bad Things’ (Redux) from the Rooftop Shake LP
SLEEP: ‘Intro’ from the Christopher LP
DAN LE SAC vs SCROOBIUS PIP: ‘Gold Teeth’ from the Repent Replenish Repeat LP
SAGE FRANCIS: ‘Make Em Purr’ from the Copper Gone LP
BUCK 65: ‘The Outskirts’ from the Situation LP

All tracks are taken from official SFR releases available at

Feb 27

SAGE FRANCIS – “Dead Man’s Float (SAPIENT Remix)”

SAGE FRANCIS has tapped Oregon’s SAPIENT to rework “Dead Man’s Float” from his latest LP Copper Gone – & Sapient will be joining Sage on his OR shows THIS WEEK!

1/31/15 – Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
2/02/15 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room (Doors at 8 – ALL AGES)

Copper Gone is available on CD, MP3. Cassette & 2xLP Colored Vinyl here.

Click the ‘arrow’ icon in the player for your free MP3 Download, or visit the SFR Soundcloud at
Artwork & remix by Sapient.

Jan 29

B. DOLAN – “Natural Born Trouble” – Produced by BUDDY PEACE


B. Dolan & producer Buddy Peace have just unveiled the first leak from the highly anticipated HOUSE OF BEES VOL. 3 mixtape, ahead of this November’s tour through the UK + Ireland.

“NATURAL BORN TROUBLE” enlists the help of none other than the confrontational comedian NEIL HAMBURGER for the drop, and features a snarling B. Dolan reminiscing on a lifetime of truancy.

Some people go looking for trouble, and some never have to. In “NATURAL BORN TROUBLE,” Dolan let’s us know the latter hasn’t worked out all that bad for him.

“Behavior is modified, commodified and stopped
Everyone’s an authority, amateur league cops
Informing on one another, instructed to keep watch
Deviate from the norm and walk around feeling marked,
then realize there’s a freedom in being a man apart;
They can’t take nothing from you when trouble is all you got.”

HOUSE OF BEES VOL. 3 will release this winter ahead of B. Dolan’s official LP, due in the first half of 2015.

Fans in England, Ireland and Scotland can get a first look at 2 years worth of new material this November, when Dolan will headline and be joined by a live band featuring BUDDY PEACE each night.
SCROOBIUS PIP and WARRENPEACE will also be along for that tour, for which tickets are selling rapidly.

Here are the full dates:

Nov 3rd – Bristol – Thekla
Nov 4th – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Nov 6th – Reading – The Bowery
Nov 9th – Brighton – The Haunt
Nov 10th – London – The Nest
Nov 12th – Liverpool – Kazimier
Nov 13th – Leeds – Wardrobe
Nov 14th – Glasgow – Nice n Sleazy
Nov 15th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
Nov 19th – Cork – Cypress Ave
Nov 20th – Dublin – Workman’s Club
Nov 21st – Sligo – Fifth on Teeling
Nov 22nd – Galway – Roisin Dubh

Ticket links and full details are available here.
“Natural Born Trouble” illustration by Matt Guack.

Sep 09

Sage Francis – Vonnegut Busy

Sage’s “COPPER GONE” LP is OUT NOW! Order all things Copper Gone here:
(CD, vinyl, cassette, digital, shirts, hoodies)

The music for “Vonnegut Busy” is produced by Strange Famous label-mate, PROLYPHIC (horns by Joshua Trinidad.) Lyric video available here:

May 12

Sage Francis – “Thank You (Daytrotter Session)”

“Thank You” is off of Sage Francis’ COPPER GONE album. All info, package deals + tour dates at:

This live version was recorded during SXSW 2014 at Daytrotter’s studio, and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD!

“We knew what Sage Francis was going to do to us when he came by the studio in Austin a month ago. We knew he was going to destroy us. We just didn’t know he was going to destroy us as much as he wound up destroying us. He’s a rapper unequaled and his new record, ‘COPPER GONE’, is a goddamned blessing, after a four year break between records. This particular song from the full session floored us. We were slack-jawed and stunned by the passionate delivery and sentiment in ‘Thank You’ and we all — Sage included — wanted to get this out into the world in front of the full session, which we will post in June. With music by Anders Parker and drums by Alias, ‘Thank You’ is a song that feels as ponderous as it feels definitive. It’s a song about a long span of time and people who mostly act out of love, though sometimes it’s strangely shown. Francis raps, ‘Thank you for the matches, for the gift of fire, for the wood and axe, for whuppin’ my ass/For the wheel even if you didn’t invent it/For the impact that you had on me/ It’s epic/Thank you for the effort, for teaching me the ABCs, even if I never make my way to Z, even if I never do for someone else exactly what you did for me, I’m gonna do my best while you rest, in peace/Thank you,’ and then we turned the lights off for the night and shut it down.” – Sean Moeller

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Grant Johnson at Good Danny’s, Austin, Texas.

“Copper Gone” drops June 3rd!

Apr 21

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