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Sage Francis “LI(F)E” T-Shirts & Zip Hoodies SHIPPING NOW!

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” T-Shirts & Zip Hoodies SHIPPING NOW!

Two SFRstore exclusive designs are now available now!

The official Strange Famous version of Sage’s “Li(f)e” album cover T-Shirt! $14.99

Featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey on the front, with the text “It was the best of times… It was the end of times” and the “Li(f)e” logo on back.

Available in Mens’ sizes S-XXL

Printed on black Gildan shirts by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

The official zip hoodie of the “Li(f)e On The Road” Tour 2010

Commemorating the upcoming tour featuring Sage Francis, B. Dolan, and Free Moral Agents!
Zip Hoodie has “LI(F)E” printed over the front chest, positioned so that when unzipped, the hoodie reads “LI E”!

The back of the hoodie features a list of tour dates in a frame constructed from elements of Shepard Fairey’s album artwork.

Available in Mens’ sizes S-XXL

Printed on black Gildan zip hoodies by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

Mar 16

B. DOLAN “FALLEN HOUSE” CD Available Now! + VINYL Pre-Order!

B. DOLAN “FALLEN HOUSE” CD Available Now! + VINYL Pre-Order!

Strange Famous consigliare B. Dolan returns with his sophomore lp, “Fallen House, Sunken City” produced entirely by ALIAS. Having already established himself as a master storyteller, this time Dolan presents us with a full-throttle, unabashed, boombap hiphop record. Joined by legendary beatsmith Alias behind the production board, B. Dolan’s aggressive delivery is accentuated by a special brand of bass-heavy breakbeats, while the tailor made musical backdrops assist in the mood of impending doom. Guest appearances by P.O.S., Cadence Weapon, Providence’s “What Cheer?” Brigade, and Buddy Peace round out the tracklist, as SFR and B. Dolan set the decade off with a demolition charge.

The Basic Package ($11.99) includes:

* “Fallen House, Sunken City” CD
* Fallen House sticker

The Deluxe Package ($19.99) includes:

* “Fallen House, Sunken City” CD
* Alias’ “Fallen House” INSTRUMENTALS CD
* Fallen House sticker
* Autographed Fallen House 11″x17″ poster
* SFR roster 11″x17″poster
* SFR sticker



These are extremely limited 18″x24″ screen print posters. Only 100 in existence. Each one is numbered and signed by B. Dolan and the designer/printer (Uncle Pete). Click here for more details.

For $16.99 you get:

* “Fallen House, Sunken City” Double Vinyl LP
* “Fallen House, Sunken City” Digital Download Card (full album)
* Alias’ “Fallen House” INSTRUMENTALS CD
* Fallen House sticker
* Fallen House 11″x17″ poster
* SFR roster 11″x17″poster
* SFR sticker

The orders will be sent as soon as we get the vinyl back from our manufacturer which may not be until May (but we expect it sooner.) At this point we will raise the price of the package deal. Click here to order yours.

Click here for your FREE DOWNLOAD of the first single, “50 Ways To Bleed Your Customer”! (Right click and ‘save as’)


01 Leaving New York
02 Fifty Ways to Bleed Your Customer
03 Economy of Words (Bail it Out)
04 Earthmovers
05 The Reptilian Agenda
06 The Hunter
07 Marvin
08 Kitchen Sink
09 Border Crossing
10 Fall of T.R.O.Y. featuring P.O.S. & Cadence Weapon
11 Mr. Buddy Buddy
12 Body of Work


Mar 01

New B. Dolan “Fallen House” & “Earthmovers” T-SHIRTS!

New B. Dolan “Fallen House” & “Earthmovers” T-SHIRTS!

Two brand new t-shirt designs to celebrate the release of B. Dolan’s Fallen House, Sunken City!

The official “Fallen House Sunken City” Mens T-Shirt features the suicidal gorilla from the album cover, plus “B. Dolan” and the SFR logo on back.

Design by Irena Girlbot. Printed locally by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

The official T-shirt for the first single from B. Dolan’s “Fallen House, Sunken City” album features the same logo worn by the construction crew in the video for “Earthmovers”, plus “B. Dolan” and the SFR logo on the right sleeve.

Click here to check out the “Earthmovers” shirt.

Grey shirts with cream print available in Mens’ sizes S-XXL.

Design by Kese. Printed locally by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

Check out for exclusive album package deals, free downloads, videos, tour dates, and more from B. Dolan & Alias!

Feb 25

Fallen House, Sunken City Record Release Show in Providence SOLD OUT!

Fallen House, Sunken City Record Release Show in Providence SOLD OUT!

Thanks to all who came out to support the “Fallen House” record release show!

Check out pics, video, and Sage’s review of the show here:

Feb 27th at Jerky’s in Providence, RI (71 Richmond St)

B. Dolan
“What Cheer?” Brigade

special guest performance by: Sage Francis
More acts TBA
$10 at the door, 18+, Doors at 9pm

It’s a Saturday night, folks. We’re going to SMASH THE FUCKING PLACE TO PIECES. Do not miss this.

To purchase tickets in advance, click:

For more info and all album details please visit:

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Feb 22

Curtis Plum’s “Call My Cellphone” AVAILABLE NOW!

Curtis Plum’s “Call My Cellphone” AVAILABLE NOW!

SFR’s resident mystery man, Curtis Plum, emerges with his long-awaited debut album Call My Cellphone!

Click here to order your exclusive SFRstore package, including Curtis’ CD, a 4″ SFR Plum Logo gold foil sticker, and a brand new 11×17 poster featuring the entire Strange Famous Records roster!

Click here for your FREE DOWNLOAD of Curtis Plum’s “Indie Rocker.”

Mock-up of SFR Plum Logo Sticker:

The most common response to the announcement of his 2009 signing to SFR was, “Who the fuck is Curtis Plum?” Let’s start with the basics: Curtis Plum is a character who makes Casio keyboard beats and raps in a Katharine Hepburn accent. But wait… there’s more!

Aside from the assistance from label mate Reanimator on a couple of tracks, all of Plum’s beats are completely self-produced. Every song on Call My Cellphone has a theme of its own, and these themes are turned upside-down with a dose of his signature style of twisted humor. Rather than the tread-worn punchline style of most hip hop ‘humorists’, Plum opens up his mind and empties it all over the borders of hip-hop topics, blurring the line between keeping it real and creating the surreal. It takes a special kind of emcee to tick off a list of 20 ways in which he can be “Up in Ya Face.”

Despite the lo-fi nature of his recordings, the music is oddly hypnotic. The melodies are as catchy as his lines are quotable, and when all elements come together the songs become maddeningly infectious. There is an old school sensibility to the sparseness in Plum’s production style, which gives the vocals adequate room to breathe. This is essential to Plum’s effectiveness, as he has a penchant for great storytelling. He goes from being a “Bike Cop” poppin’ wheelies of justice, to being Vin Diesel’s best friend… consoling him at yet another winless night at the Oscars.

Here are the facts: Curtis Plum is a bizarre cat who has delivered an incredibly fun and enjoyable album. This will most likely be the only album we get from the man, in this incarnation at least, so eat up every minute of it. Plum will not be touring any time soon due to how his last tour got cut short thanks to a horrible run-in with the Pittsburgh police. With that in mind, be sure to bump this album in your rides with cellphones held high. Pop a wheelie of justice. Or don’t. He’s cool either way.

01 Bike Cop
02 Up In Ya Face
03 Indie Rocker
04 Xbox Trife Life
05 Call My Cellphone
06 Vin Diesel
07 Get On The Dancefloor
08 Jack In The Pine Box
09 Lil Wayne Tried To Rape Me
10 Bike Cop Reanimated

Feb 15

“Earthmovers” Drops! The 2nd Single from B. Dolan’s “Fallen House”!

“Earthmovers” Drops! The 2nd Single from B. Dolan’s “Fallen House”!

SFR proudly presents “Earthmovers,” the second single from B. Dolan’s “Fallen House, Sunken City” LP, produced by Alias!

“Earthmovers” is the post-racial, pre-apocalypse, dance floor sensation of 2010. This is the first radio single off of B. Dolan’s forthcoming album “Fallen House, Sunken City,” produced entirely by Alias. The album drops March 2nd on Strange Famous Records and exclusive pre-order package deals are available at

CLICK HERE and ‘save as’ for your FREE DOWNLOAD of “Earthmovers”!

Feb 15

Copyright Criminals DVD Available Now!

Copyright Criminals DVD Available Now!

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of
musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic
expression, copyright law, and (of course) money.

This documentary traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of
New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For
more than thirty years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers
have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new,
otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got
involved, what was once referred to as a “borrowed melody” became a
“copyright infringement.”The film showcases many of hip-hop music’s
founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital
Underground—while also featuring emerging hip-hop artists from record
labels Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers, Strange Famous, Ninja Tune, and more.

It also provides an in-depth look at artists who have been sampled,
such as Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer and the world’s most
sampled musician), as well as commentary by another highly sampled
musician, funk legend George Clinton.As artists find ever more
inventive ways to insert old influences into new material, this
documentary asks a critical question, on behalf of an entire creative
community: Can you own a sound?

Click here to order your copy

Copyright Criminals Promo Video from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

Jan 28

KRS One’s “Gospel of Hip Hop” Book Available Now!

KRS One’s “Gospel of Hip Hop” Book Available Now!

The brain trust here at SFR is very particular about the tomes that we add to our literature section. Very particular. So far we’ve carried only 2 titles, and we strive to ensure that only the most sound theory and logical content take up space on our virtual shelves. Books that stretch the the boundaries of thought, provide vital information, and feed the soul.

We also will carry any book that can float freely in mid-air in front of the head of a legendary rapper (see photo above).

It is in this spirit that we present to you The Gospel of Hip Hop, by the inimitable Kris Parker, or, as his mama called him, KRS-One.

Click here to pick up your copy and get knowledged.

Here is his publisher’s write-up about the book:

The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide manual for members of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge for a fascinating, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a life path. Known as “The Teacha,” KRS ONE developed his unique outlook as a homeless teen in Brooklyn, New York, engaging his philosophy of self-creation to become one of the most respected emcees in Hip Hop history. Respected as Hip Hop’s true steward, KRS ONE painstakingly details the development of the culture and the ways in which we, as “Hiphoppas,” can and should preserve its future.

The Teacha also discusses the origination of Hip Hop Kulture and relays specific instances in history wherein one can discover the same spirit and ideas that are at the core of Hip Hop’s current manifestation. He explains Hip Hop down to the actual meaning and linguistic history of the words “hip” and “hop,” and describes the ways in which Hiphoppas can change their current circumstances to create a future that incorporates Health, Love, Awareness, and Wealth (H-LAW).

Committed to fervently promoting self-reliance, dedicated study, peace, unity, and truth, The Teacha has drawn both criticism and worship from within and from outside of Hip Hop Kulture. In this beautifully written, inspiring book, KRS ONE shines the light of truth, from his own empirical research over a 14-year period, into the fascinating world of Hip Hop.

KRS ONE is a philosopher, activist, author, lecturer, and emcee. Since founding canonical Hip Hop act Boogie Down Productions in the mid-1980s, he has released a granite-solid catalog of 19 full-length albums, along with a star-studded list of collaborations. In 1988 he founded the Stop the Violence Movement, a collective of artists, activists, educators, and entertainers exploring the roots of violence while working to promote the development of positive conflict resolution methods; he is currently producing an album celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary, with contributions by Nelly, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, The Game, Hakiem Green, Grant Parks, Duane “Da Rock” Ramos, and many others. KRS ONE is an accomplished public speaker who has delivered lectures at over 500 colleges, universities, and other venues. In addition to The Gospel of Hip Hop, he is the author of The Science of Rap (1995) and Ruminations (Welcome Rain, 2003). Currently, KRS-One is touring the United States with Stop the Violence, urging America’s urban centers to seek non-violent conflict resolution over revenge and war.

Jan 14

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From the mind of B. Dolan, The MAKE RACISTS AFRAID AGAIN Hat is meant to express solidarity with those opposing racism, homophobia, and fascism worldwide.  Anywhere they rear their head, we will combat them.  It's that simple.

BRAND NEW STYLE FOR 2016, available in Men's & Women's fits! The One Party System T-Shirt is inspired by lyrics from the Sage Francis classic "Slow Down Gandhi".

Because you demanded it: brand new FLEXFIT HATS! Click here to see them all.

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