Peter Fortin Sage Francis
You can't kill him, motherfucker. As long as there's been a mobilized modern indie-rap movement, there's been Sage Francis. But before the worldwide touring, battle accolades and, as Chuck D referred to it, the "private Idaho" Sage has created for himself, the Providence, Rhode Island native predicted the MC mixtape release model with his Sick of Waiting compilations. With four years since the release of the last one (and three years since his last proper album, Li(f)e, his final release for Epitaph), this week Francis releases Sick to D(eat)h, a mixtape boasting unreleased and rare material that spans almost two decades. We spoke to Francis about putting these collections together as well as his work with HIV-Positive South African children.
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