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Sage Francis
21 April, 2014 11:43 am

From Sage Francis’ new album, Copper Gone, hitting June 3rd. This live version was recorded during SXSW 2014 at Daytrotter’s studio: “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 [cont.]

17 April, 2014 11:59 am

Not sure how we missed this earlier in the month, but here is the first single from Sage Francis’ upcoming Copper Gone LP, which hits June 3rd, and will feature collaborations with Buck 65, Alias, Reanimator, and Cecil Otter. Preorder packages are up now at StrangeFamousRecords.Com.

7 January, 2014 7:06 am

“BLUE” is off of the SICK TO D(EAT)H mixtape, available now. Sage Francis’ upcoming album “Copper Gone” drops on June 3, 2014 via Strange Famous Records. “BLUE” was written and performed by Sage Francis. Music produced by Reanimator. Scratches by Buddy Peace. Video directed & edited by Jay Brown. “Among many things, this song and [cont.]

27 November, 2013 10:52 am

“BLUE” is the second leak from Sage Francis’ SICK TO D(EAT)H mixtape which drops on Dec 12 exclusively at Beat produced by Reanimator. Scratches by Buddy Peace. Single artwork image by Trait Cross. You can read more about the mixtape in depth, here.

19 November, 2013 9:56 am

SICK TO D(EAT)H, the newest edition to Sage Francis’ Sick Of… mixtape series drops on Dec 12, 2013 exclusively at The Epic Beard Men are back to help usher in this 75 minute compilation of rare recordings, remixes, demos and brand new songs. Sick to D(eat)h is available on MP3, CD and cassette. It [cont.]

12 September, 2013 1:40 am

Minnesota’s NO BIRD SING has signed to Strange Famous Records. “Don’t Think” (feat. SAGE FRANCIS) is the first single from their upcoming album Definition Sickness dropping on Nov 12. Pre-sale package deals available now at:

13 April, 2013 8:07 am

ZERO DEMO is a previously unheard version of “I Was Zero” off of Sage Francis’ LI(F)E album ( 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 [cont.]

11 January, 2013 5:42 pm

Aupheus (UK, Strange Famous Records) provides his signature “doom-bap” touch on this mix of hip-hop songs released from ’85 to ’88. Some of these tracks are classics, others are more obscure, but all were all chosen by Aupheus due to their sparse production style which allowed him to layer additional soundscapes and give them a [cont.]

3 December, 2012 4:41 am

Sage Francis writes: As it is World AIDS Days and I have thought about these children every single day since being acquainted with them almost two years ago, I decided that I can no longer sit on this song. In January of 2011 I visited Durban, South Africa to help mentor and provide care for [cont.]

19 November, 2012 5:20 am

Sage Francis tells us “A gift from SFR to you. Thanks for all the support! This FREE 36 minute mix by UK producer Theory 77 features his remixes of Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Sleep and Metermaids songs. He also lays down a verse of his own amidst a sound collage that is peppered with turntablism, [cont.]

21 May, 2012 9:00 pm

“HOUSE OF BEES VOL. 2″ drops June 12th Dummies.

15 May, 2012 5:01 am

Sage Francis writes: I didn’t have access to beats in 1989, so for this “Mother’s Day Rap” I used two tape decks to loop the open section of a De La Soul song. A segment of this old recording appears on my “Personal Journals” album and now that we’re celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of [cont.]

16 February, 2012 6:21 pm

Heh, Sage re-records some new vocals for an old demo he released when he was a teenager. “Lost Loves” is a song that literally took 20 years to complete. The first half was recording in 1991 and the other half was recorded in 2011. Thanks to Sage Francis being a pack-rat since an early age, [cont.]

14 December, 2011 5:07 pm

B. DOLAN’s “FILM THE POLICE” pays tribute to N.W.A.’s infamous “F*ck the Police,” serving as a call to action for the digitized media movement while responding to the recent explosion of police brutality all across the world. This free MP3, courtesy of STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS, features a reconstruction of Dr. Dre’s original beat, brilliantly reanimated [cont.]

15 September, 2011 8:25 am

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 video for the original version of “Let Em [cont.]

15 August, 2011 8:00 pm

HipHopSite.Com exclusive world premiere, coming off of the Brooklyn-based duo, The Metermaids’ Rooftop Shake album, hitting September 6th on Strange Famous records. The LP features appearances by Sage Francis and Buck 65, production from 9th Wonder (Little Brother) and M. Stine, and cuts by DJ Rob Swift. You can also check out the group’s single [cont.]

13 July, 2011 5:24 pm

Original Anticon artists reunite for the first time in over a decade. Taken from Sole and The Skyrider Band’s Hello Cruel World, due 7/19. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Sole – “Progress Trap” (feat. Sage Francis)

20 May, 2011 8:14 pm

Well, with the end of the world just hours away, Sage Francis decided to finally come up off of this demo of “Crumble” from the A Healthy Distrust LP. He writes: Since a crazy old evangelist named Harold Camping bought a bunch of ad space on billboards and buses declaring that the end of the [cont.]

19 April, 2011 10:17 pm

Sage Francis tells us: In case you missed it the first time, here’s a free download of “Stange Fame” which has Sage Francis rocking over David Bowie’s “Fame.” This song is available on an autographed mixtape called Sick of Wasting which is available exclusively at: “Strange Fame” – Sage Francis by Strange Famous Records

8 April, 2011 9:43 pm

Sage tells us: As I promised on my twitter earlier today, here is the first in a long series of demos I hope to release from my LI(F)E album. Anyone who knows the album version of “Three Sheets” will notice that this demo version is much slower than they’re used to. Also the music is [cont.]

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