Sage Francis Cuts Loose
Marla interviews Sage.
Long before Epitaph went on a hip-hop artist signing spree, Sage Francis was cutting his teeth in the underground scene. Not so recently my friend Marla had a chance to throw some questions at him. Sage Francis is currently touring so go say hi and tell him how much you enjoyed this revealing conversation...
Marla: Who is Sage Francis, how long have you been around and what is your history with Scribble-Jam?
Sage: I have been writing and recording since 8. At the age of 12 I took it to the stage and started battling and performing when I could. Like talent shows. I caught on late with Scribble Jam. When I stared traveling and doing a lot of stuff abroad, outside the New England area, I was doing Poetry Slams which take place at the same exact time as Scribble Jam... so 1 year I
sacrificed the Poetry Slam and went to the Scribble Jam and that was the year 2000. I ended up winning that year and it was one of the major things that pushed my name out to a greater audience. Basically that's all battles are good for, cheap promotions. Ever since then I've returned every year and had a blast, because a lot of people I'm cool with and enjoy seeing every so often.
Marla: If I were to see the world through your eyes, what would it look like? (Poor, hungry, green happy?)
Sage: All of those things. I think that we all see the same things. We all have a similar perspective of the world in general. You cannot have the good without the bad. I don't think that I see it any differently than anybody else.
Marla: So there is no mixed feelings? I mean... sometimes when I drive or walk around it looks so pretty but other times it looks so dirty... Sometimes I notice the garbage and sometimes I notice the sunshine.
Sage: So am I an optimist or a pessimist?
Marla: That's a good way to put it...
Sage: Well.. I see a lot of sadness but it balances it out with the beauty. I see beauty everywhere, even in the trash is...I live a very dirty lifestyle...I don't take care of things..
Marla: You don't drink, no?
Marla: No drugs?
Sage: No, no dogs...but I love dogs.
Marla:I said drugs..
Sage: Lots of drugs.... Have to deal with the sadness. Have to...Its my connection to my past. All I will have left when everyone else is gone is drugs.
Marla: What religion are you?
Read the rest of this interview href='http://www.punkrockreviews.com/index2.php?p=interviews&intid=11' target='_blank'>here