So, recently we had one of our friends and non-do hiphop affiliate to take a listen to the new Sage Francis album “Copper Gone” and share their thoughts… This is what they had to say:
“With a ‘DIY or Die’ approach the HipHop veteran delivers a compelling, captivating classic for 2014. The album deals with the artist’s signature outlook on social and contemporary issues in and out of the HipHop scene, validating his ‘silverback gorilla status’ through cunning multi-tiered wordplay and melancholic undertones. The proclamation is that Sage is here to stay, and even though he professes ‘both sides of my bed are the wrong ones and I am always waking up’ he continues to arouse the minds of his fans and followers”.
and what an amazing album it is!
Sage also recently dropped this assiduous official music video for the track “Grace” from the album; it really does the track justice!!
Check it out here:
If you haven’t already; Go go grab one of the incredibly slick PACKAGE DEALS (CD, vinyl, cassette, shirts, hoodies) right here: www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR
and if you’re more of a Bandcamp person, digital copies are here:
For more information about Sage Francis check out:
and it’s finally here…
Check out the completely and utterly epic new album from Sage Francis called “Copper Gone”!!!
If you haven’t already; Go grab one of the PRESALE PACKAGE DEALS (CD, vinyl, cassette, shirts, hoodies) + tour dates available at www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR
COPPER GONE album drops worldwide on June 3rd!
Get your digital copy here:
“SAGE FRANCIS…relocked and reloaded.
After a 4-year hiatus, the indie rap icon is taking his signature style of hip-hop and performance art back on the road to support the June 2014 release of “COPPER GONE” on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS. It features beat production from long-time music affiliates BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER, REANIMATOR, and more”.
This album has been on rotation since my download arrived and I’m having serious difficulty putting on anything else.
Go get this album!
For more information about Sage Francis check out:
Sleep of Old Dominion just dropped a brand new album called ‘Oregon Failure’ and it’s really fresh! Set to Maulskull’s heavy hitting, up-tempo dreamtrap, the album’s themes touch on trial and error, effort and failure, and ultimately perseverance.
Be sure to get yourself a copy here:
“A master of poly-rhythmic turnarounds, chopping double time, Sleep builds up
cadence the way Diplo builds towards the drop. Never coming off phony or Polyannaish, young go-hards and old school heads alike can identify with the anthems of ‘Oregon Failure’.”
For more information on Sleep, these are the links:
Check it out… Sage Francis just dropped the lyric video for his simply awesome and long awaited new track “VONNEGUT BUSY”!!!
Song produced by Prolyphic (horns by Josh Trinidad.) Lyric video created by Irena Mihalinec. Tour info: http://tinyurl.com/CopperGoneTour
It’s from his upcomming album “COPPER GONE” that drops June 3rd!
Pre-sale package deals are available from strange Famous here: http://tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR.
For all things Sage this is where to look:
This is definitely one release you do not want to miss and I for one can’t wait for it to drop!
“Sinking Ship” is the first video from Sleep of Oldominion’s album “Oregon Failure”, his first solo release since 2009′s “Hesitation Wounds”! Check it out:
“Produced by Denver’s Maulskull, Sleep’s ‘Oregon Failure’ is a sorely needed return to spitting bars for the genre. Set to Maulskull’s heavy hitting, up-tempo dreamtrap, the album’s themes touch on trial and error, effort and failure, and ultimately perseverance. A master of poly-rhythmic turnarounds, chopping double time, Sleep builds up cadence the way Diplo builds towards the drop. Never coming off phony or Pollyannaish, young go-hards and old school heads alike can identify with the anthems of ‘Oregon Failure’ “
You can Pre-order SLEEP’s “Oregon Failure” on SIGNED CD from Strange Famous Records at http://tinyurl.com/SleepOregonFailure
For more info on Sleep this is the place:
Check out Prolyphic & Buddy Peace’s hot off the fresh Official Video for their track “BUSINESS AS USUAL”!
The “Working Man” album + LIMITED EDITION 7″ vinyl for this song is available now at Strange Famous Records: http://tinyurl.com/ProlyphicBuddyPeace
Prolyphic speaks on the thoughts behind “Business As Usual”:
“From pedestal to chopping block, more and more overnight music celebrities are being manufactured on an assembly line. They are pumped out to audiences at a greater volume than ever to catch fleeting fame and buzz in an endless cycle that promotes quantity over quality. Throw an artist out, and reel in the catch. If that artist doesn’t work, then try another, then another, and they keep the pop factory conveyor belts running like it’s “Business As Usual.”
Vocals by Prolyphic
Beat by Buddy Peace
Additional Vocals by Steve Malec
Directed by Falside. Edited by Prolyphic
ABOUT THE “BUSINESS AS USUAL” 7-INCH VINYL:
* The “Business As Usual” b/w “Death of the Boombox” 7″ Vinyl is an SFRstore exclusive item, limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
* DIY-style packaging featuring hand-screenprinted artwork on recycled chipboard sleeves, making no 2 sleeves exactly alike!
* Only 100 of each colour Vinyl (Black, Translucent Gold, Mixed Marble Slate Grey) and 100 of each colour jacket (Black, Metallic Gold, Red) were created.
*See all color and package options at http://tinyurl.com/ProlyphicBuddyPeace
For more info and updates, check out:
Enjoy! ~ dhh
Hey all.. Hope you’re having a good day!
Check out this stunning new music video from No Bird sing from their track APOGEE!! It’s directed by Patrick Pegg and features the unmistakable voice of Aby Wolf… Check it out here:
it’s the second video from their latest album “Definition Sickness” and it’s available in various formats here: http://tinyurl.com/DefinitionSickness
Here’s a little more about the track:
“When writing Apogee, emcee Joe Horton imagined two eternal beings who are locked in orbit around one another, taking turns sleeping and being awake. During the transition, the two pass each other like ships in the night, sharing a brief moment of collective consciousness before one falls asleep and the other awakens. Apogee takes place during one such transition, as the soon-to-be sleeping declares his love and surrender to the soon-to-be awake. In this fleeting moment of lucidity, he tries to tell her about all the beauty and pain she will experience while awake, ultimately finding comfort in the futility of the task. The video adapts the concept of the song to a couple in a modern apartment experiencing the endless awake/sleep cycle. The awake writes their thoughts onto the sleeping, treating them more like diary than partner. Just before the transition, the awake realizes the danger in what they’ve done and attempts to clean the sleeping. They fail to do so, and the sleeping wakes, covered in writing, not quite sure what to make of the place they find themselves”.
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Someone say fresh?? well, this is just incredible in my opinion!!!
SONS OF BITCHES is the latest offering from the one and only Buddy Peace; his ‘ultramix’ of the entire ‘Bitches Brew’ / ‘On The Corner’ sessions by Miles Davis!
I also see there’s only two physical copies left, so you best get on that!
He disassembled every single track and reassembled the 4200 chops into 2 x 30 minute productions. The first part is ‘Sons Of Bitches’ – the Bitches Brew sessions megamix. The second is ‘Ten Horn Core’ – the On The Corner sessions megamix.
for more information on Buddy Peace and his woks this is the space:
Check out this fresh new video for Sage Francis’ track “Blue” from his SICK TO D(EAT)H mixtape!!!
“Among many things, this song and video touch upon the subject of PTSD. There are many organizations and resources that are available to vets who are struggling with civilian life, but not everyone feels comfortable reaching out for help. Some people might not even know that they need help until it’s too late. Just so that the information is out there, for anyone who may need it, the Veterans Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or via text to 838255. The Crisis Line website:http://veteranscrisisline.net/“
If you haven’t already GO get yourself a copy of the SICK TO D(EAT)H mixtape right here;
Sage’s upcoming album “COPPER GONE” drops on June 3, 2014 via STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS so best keep your ears to the ground for that!!!
The world tour kicks off in US/CAN this June, followed by Euro/UK shows in July and August & updates on the new LP & tours will be posted at http://StrangeFamousRecords.com
Peace! ~ dhh
Minneapolis-based 3 piece hip-hop band NO BIRD SING is set to drop their “DEFINITION SICKNESS” LP on November 12, 2013 via STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS.
Check out the amazing first video from the album here!!!
No Bird Sing combines the talents of emcee Joe Horton, drummer/producer Graham O’Brien, and guitarist/producer Robert Mulrennan. With “Definition Sickness”, the trio has maintained the integrity of their live-band roots while exploring a more produced sound that ranges from stark minimalism to lush expansiveness. The first video from the album, “And War”, examines the central decision faced by citizens of an empire in decline: cling to dying ideas and anesthetics or resolve to experience a disquieting reality with more depth and clarity?
Set in a near-future America, the video follows one man through a derelict city as he encounters LED-clad jackers, underground auctions, and users of a mysterious, opiate-like drug. It’s clear that the man is searching for something, but neither he nor the viewer has more than a faint sense of what that might be. “And War” presents viewers with a vision of America only slightly removed from their own, asking them to view their own declining empires, both personal and political, with new eyes.
“Definition Sickness” will be available in stores as well as iTunes and all major digital retailers on November 12, 2013. Exclusive pre-order packages are available now athttp://tinyurl.com/DefinitionSickness
Enjoy! ~ dhh