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JOEYPRESENTS – Winner of the “Don’t Think” REMIX CONTEST!

What kind of name is Joeypresents and who the hell is this character anyway?

Well…whoever he is and wherever he’s from, Mr. Joeypresents is officially the WINNER of the “Don’t Think” (by No Bird Sing feat. Sage Francis) remix contest.

CONGRATS, Sir Joeypresents!

Read about the selection process and check out all of the remixes (including runners-up Dilly Dilly and Moxe) at the SFR Soundcloud here.

Oct 15

B. Dolan & Buddy Peace – “Fallen House Remixed: The Desert Sessions”

Buddy Peace has remixed B. Dolan’s “Fallen House, Sunken City” album in its entirety!

We proudly present to you “DESERT SESSIONS” as FREE DOWNLOAD!

Limited edition CD’s + the digital version with separated tracks available now here.

Words from Buddy Peace in regard to this remix project:
“One day B. Dolan gave me access to the vocal tracks for ‘Fallen House, Sunken City’. I took the rest of the week off with enough coffee to lubricate a small newsroom and gave myself the task of remixing one of my favourite hip hop albums in recent years.

The relentless bump and heft of the original beats always killed me, and rather than try and match what Alias created first time round, I decided to raid the stoner metal and desert sludge rock crates to form new beats for B to absorb, to try and make it bang in a different way than before. I wanted to create my own kind of sludge-feast, my own kind of desert sessions.B’s original blueprint is all there, but this time I’m dragging you through the desert by your ankles.

You’re welcome. NEVER STOP TO REST.”

The OG version of “Fallen House, Sunken City” is available on vinyl, CD + MP3 here: http://tinyurl.com/FallenHouse
Aug 30

Scroobius Pip feat. Sage Francis, Metermaids, Cecil Otter – Let ‘Em Come (Redux)

Scroobius Pip “DISTRACTION PIECES” is available now on CD, vinyl & MP3 at: tinyurl.com/DistractionPieces

Scroobius Pip’s “Let Em Come” takes a more somber tone in this SFR REDUX where he is joined on the mic by 3 Strange Famous affiliates: Sage Francis, Metermaids & Cecil Otter. Fresh off the heels of his Wugazi project, Cecil Otter also produced the beat.
The artwork for this digital single was done by Carl Sutton.

Save room at the dinner table.

Aug 02

Metermaids – Graveyard Shift

METERMAIDS, a Brooklyn-based duo consisting of emcees Sentence and Swell, often refer to themselves as “the Bad News Bears of hip-hop.” However, after teaming up with the X-Ecutioners DJ Rob Swift, receiving production from Grammy Award Winner 9th WONDER, and pulling in vocal contributions from indie-hop legends SAGE FRANCIS & BUCK 65, their “ROOFTOP SHAKE” LP is set to turn that self-deprecation on its head.

Metermaids “ROOFTOP SHAKE” LP available now on CD & MP3 at:
tinyurl.com/RooftopShakeLP

Jul 31

Sage Francis – Hey Bobby

FREE DOWNLOAD!

Written/recorded by Sage Francis in 2004.
Beat by Reanimator.

LYRICS:
By the time the flags rotted off of their antennas,
they were questioning who the real threat is.
Big Brotherly love is the 21st century’s plague.
No matter how bloody the glove, question evidence displayed.

Don’t forget what two plus two equals.
Don’t let them upgrade your math no matter what they have as proof of evil.
Remember when they went after the Jewish people?
You don’t recognize that same black mask as see through?

Attack of the eagles. If they don’t fall dead
before they reach me, I’ll be damned if I don’t shoot one in its bald head.
Fuck what we’re force fed. All I ever wanted
was a warm bed and a house that wasn’t haunted.

I’d rather die for a cause than to die just because
we exhausted natural resources, forced into wars,
restoring wasteful ways, keeping other countries poor.
“Monkey see, Monkey do.” I wonder what those fucking monkeys saw.

For the full transcript of the song lyrics, click here to visit the SFR Soundcloud.

Jul 14

“Unpopular Demand (AUPHEUS Remix)” – Prolyphic & Buddy Peace

AUPHEUS (London, UK) puts his signature doom-bap twist on this remix of PROLYPHIC & BUDDY PEACE’s “Unpopular Demand.”

While still remaining uptempo, the rhythm switches to a dancehall type pattern as Prolyphic’s vocals are cast over cosmic, ominous soundscapes. All underlaid by throbbing, overdriven bass kicks. Adjust your low end. Move your ass. Download it for free.

Digital and CD package deals of the “Working Man” LP are available here: www.tinyurl.com/WorkingManLP

Aupheus’ instrumental album, EXCAVATED, is here: www.tinyurl.com/Aupheus

Artwork for this remix single by Aupheus.

Jun 17

“DEATH OF THE BOOMBOX” – Prolyphic & Buddy Peace feat. Sage Francis & Metermaids

“Death of the Boombox” is an upbeat, throwback posse-cut featuring verses from SAGE FRANCIS and METERMAIDS. This is the latest single from the “Working Man” album by PROLYPHIC & BUDDY PEACE, available now here: http://tinyurl.com/WorkingManLP

While a majority of the Working Man LP addresses the bleaker issues of working class society, Death of the Boombox provides a playful detour, acting as an old-school throw down over the kind of boombap production that intends on blowing out cheap subwoofers. This isn’t a rehashing of the played out “hip-hop is dead” argument, nor is it a eulogy for the revered portable stereos of the past. It is an energetic return to a lost moment in time when sharing music with friends didn’t involve an internet connection. Songs were simply blasted throughout the neighborhood from two speakers perched on top of a b-boy’s shoulder. “Dig…put your back into it.”

Special thanks to Pat Jensen for the boombox funeral artwork.

May 21

SAGE FRANCIS – Zero Demo // produced by BUCK 65 // FREE DOWNLOAD!

ZERO DEMO is a previously unheard version of “I Was Zero” off of Sage Francis’ LI(F)E album (www.tinyurl.com/SageLife.) As you’ll notice, it ended up being completely re-arranged and reworked by the time it was released in 2010. On this version you will hear the original beat that Buck 65 produced for it as well as an additional Sage Francis verse that was stricken from the album version. The artwork for this single was done by Falside, photo by Anthony St. James.

Strange Famous Records is offering this demo as a free download for a limited time as a show of thanks for all the fans and their continued support. THANK YOU!

Li(f)e is available on CD & Vinyl along with more options at www.tinyurl.com/SageLife

Full song lyrics are available at the SFR Soundcloud here.

 

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