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Sage Francis Literally Smacks the Words Out of His Head

On June 20, Sage Francis graces Central Phoenix with his uniquely eloquent version of hip-hop. The Providence, Rhode Island, native has a delivery and style that is not for everyone, mind you, but it is certainly compelling enough to make any fan of a cleverly turned phrase sit up and take notice. Francis, who also runs Strange Famous Records, spent a few minutes with Up On The Sun to chat about life, his music, and hitting himself. The rapper is scheduled to play the Crescent Ballroom on Friday, June 20.

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Tom Reardon has written for Phoenix New Times since 2013. He's been in several notable bands over the last 25 years including Hillbilly Devilspeak, North Side Kings, and the Father Figures.
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