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2MEX – Dead Hand Control

Legendary Los Angeles underground hip hop veteran 2MEX has broken his silence, returning from hiatus with the ultimate 2Mex album: My Fanbase Will Destroy You. “Dead Hand Control” is the first single from the album, produced by 2Mex’s Look Daggers band mate Ikey Owens (of The Mars Volta) and Deeskee. Vocalist Maney Wilson is featured on the hook. An exclusive pre-order of the new CD is available now here!

Sep 28

2MEX – Factor’s 2Mex Megamix

The official Strange Famous debut album from 2Mex is close… very close. But before we give you the future, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to school you on the past.

SFR homie (and supa-deejay-producer) Factor has put together a 17-minute megamix with tracks spanning 2Mex’s vast catalog to get you up to speed on the life of this Los Angeles legend on the eve of his new record.

Here’s the tracklist and the original release the songs appeared on:

1. Love Fights Back (Songodsuns 12″)
2. Falcon Gentle (B-Boys In Occupied Mexico)
3. Greener Grass ($martyr)
4. Paranoia Sheik (Mindclouders)
5. Doctors, Drums and Danger (B-Boys In Occupied Mexico)
6. Offering (Dj Nobaby – Soulmates)
7. Audible Angels (Visionaries – Galleries)
8. Baby I Aint’t Joking (2mex)
9. The Return Of Fernandomania (B-Boys In Occupied Mexico)
10. Minors Into Fire (Over The Counter Culture)
11. Mental Illness (Factor – Lawson Graham)

2Mex’s SFR debut My Fanbase Will Destroy You is coming sooner than you think.

Sep 16

Sage Francis – Makeshift Patriot

Makeshift Patriot was written and recorded by Sage Francis one month after the 9/11 attacks. It was offered as a free download before appearing on multiple compilations and ultimately finding its home on the “Known Unsoldier…Sick of Waging War” CD. This song is a response to how irresponsibly the media treated the events of 9/11. Many of the lyrics are actual news reporter quotes. The audio of the crowd cheering was a field recording Sage took at ground zero 5 days after the attack. The goal of this song was to open up a discussion about things most people were thinking to themselves but too afraid to talk about with others. We operated under an umbrella of fear and xenophobia. 9 years later, a couple wars later, a few civil liberties stripped from us later, it seems like there’s still much to be done in the way of communication, understanding and acceptance. “Don’t waive your rights with your flags.”

Sep 10

Prolyphic – On The Side (Cubbiebear Remix)

SFR’s Prolyphic gets the remix treatment on his song “On The Side” (originally found on the 2008 LP “The Ugly Truth” with producer Reanimator) from Baltimore, MD producer Cubbiebear. Strange Famous labelmate Buddy Peace handles the cuts.

Be sure to check out the wildly different original version on Prolyphic & Reanimator’s “The Ugly Truth”, avaliable on CD here and digital download here.

Sep 01

Sage Francis – Unplugged (Live on BBC Radio) 7/13/10

Sage Francis visited the BBC during his trip to London, GB on July 13th, 2010. He brought two acoustic guitarists with him (Ally & Warren) and they performed 3 songs live for the Lauren Laverne Show on Music 6 Radio. Here’s a recording of all those songs edited together for your listening pleasure – 1) The Baby Stays – 2) A Hell of a Year – 3) The Best of Times

Please ignore the download instructions provided on the site. This track has been set for streaming only. Thank you.

Jul 27

DJ Pickster One – Live on Sage Francis LI(F)E On The Road Tour – June 2010

SFR homie Pickster One stopped by the Tempe, AZ date on Sage Francis’ LI(F)E On The Road Tour and blessed the crowd with a a live set on 2 turntables, featuring old Sage samples, skits, spoken word, and tracks from both the SFR roster and Sage’s live backing band, Free Moral Agents, all mixed together with a little of that Strange Famous humor we all know and love. Now you can check out the set in this free mp3! To hear more from Pickster, please visit PicksterOne.com for over 20 hours of FREE downloadable music and mixes.

Jul 09

Sleep of Oldominion – Spent

From Sleep’s Strange Famous Records debut album, “Hesitation Wounds”! Produced by Zavala (Dark Time Sunshine)

May 27

By The Time I Get To Arizona Redeux

Toki Wright has breathed new life into Public Enemy‘s timeless anthem “By The Time I Get To Arizona.” This new version was created in response to a bill signed into law in the state of Arizona that states “all immigrants must carry documentation verifying their immigration status.”  Police officers now have the authority to ask to see the information from any individual that is deemed “suspicious.” Essentially, a bill that legalizes racial profiling: if you look like an immigrant, you can be hauled off to jail. Toki’s scathing indictment pays due respect to the original classic, once again turning hip-hop into the true “CNN of the people.” Download the song for free, share it with friends, and check this link to learn about 5 Actions You Can Take Immediately Against SB 1070

Apr 29

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