Sage Francis has been one of the most consistent and lyrically sophisticated MCs on the indie rap scene since before he started peddling his first mixtape in ’99. He honed his chops as a lyricist doing Slam and spoken word in Providence,Read More
Strange Famous Records started out in 1996 as a way for Sage Francis to release music. Originally this involved tape dubbing and photocopying covers. In 1999, while working at the radio station WRIU (90.3 FM), he was allowed access to the station’s computers and CDRs replaced the tapes. The albums were sold locally, raising money to press CDs at a manufacturing plant.
In late 2005, Strange Famous Records enlisted the help of outside parties to create an online webstore www.strangefamousrecords.com. The online store was soon developed and a mail order business was set into effect. This was a “cash only” postal mail service that thrived because of SFR’s exclusive catalogue and people’s trust in the company. They were rewarded and thanked by the extra goodies that were placed in the packages (usually show-related items found around the Strange Famous household). The catalogue expanded into shirts, sweatshirts, vinyl, stickers, buttons and eventually other people’s projects.
Sage Francis shares his favourite five Albums with Northern Transmissions. some of his picks include Public Enemy, Nas, and Eric B and Rakim. His upcoming album Copper Gone comes out on June 3rd via Strange Famous records,Read More
As fans and media may remember, Francis declared a sudden retirement from touring at the end of his “Li(f)e on the Road” world excursion in 2010. Many people misinterpreted this as a resignation from music altogether as his three album deal,Read More