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Sleep (Chris Tafoya) grew up in the old-school Mexican community of Farmington, NM. By the age of 9 he was writing and performing his own raps. Fast forward 20 years or so…he’s now married with a 14 year old daughter, a 20 month old son, and a new album that incubated in a pressure cooker for three years. It is called “Hesitation Wounds.” Read More…
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“I’ll Never Beat the Clock on this Infinite Tour”
The troubles began the day before our first show in LA. We planned to leave a day early since LA is an 18 hour drive from Portland. I decided to take my own car rather than rent a car in order to keep expenses low, so I [...]
“Sleep can tear off syllables at a cheetah’s pace like Aesop Rock or Busdriver, but even his fastest rhymes make sense.” - XLR8R
“As a founding member of the Pacific Northwest’s quintessential hip-hop crew, Oldominion, Sleep was always an unrelentingly austere MC. His solo albums are darkly introspective and personal.” - Williamette Week
"Sleep's Hesitation Wounds is an adventure. His words are fast, but he holds you by the collar and pulls you with him as you join him on his musical journey. On the excursion, you'll learn that while you and Sleep may not have the same experiences, the emotions you share are equal. Simply put, if you cannot relate to this album, you need to stop reading this and go find your soul. 4.5 out of 5 STARS." - URB Magazine
"A 'must buy' record for all hip hop lovers" - ParisDJs.com
There's a war going on inside no man is safe from: The Sage Francis SAGE Zip Hoodie is back in stock!
The original release of the Sage Francis x Inkymole "Personal Journal" hand-sewn Notebooks marked the conclusion of SFR's year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Sage’s ‘Personal Journals’ LP. Creator Inkymole has crafted one last batch, including BRAND NEW COLORS! Check them out here.
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