Paul "Sage" Francis is a hip-hop artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Sage Francis' style blends a varying tone and delivery with subject matter that focuses on intricate sequences of widely varying imagery, metaphors, the occasional pun, absurdism, word play often in the form of phonetic mix-ups and rhetorical excursions, and pop culture references, while including touchstones of traditional hip hop such as storytelling and self-promotion. Francis is the owner/CEO of the independent hip-hop record label Strange Famous Records. Francis is also part of the contemporary spoken word movement, performing often at poetry events, and blurring the lines between poetry and hip-hop.
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13 NW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97209