Human The Death Dance
The front runner for hip hop album of the year has been playing in my cd player for the past week. The album is Human The Death Dance and the MC is Sage Francis. I've been a Sage Francis fan since his Non-Prophets debut album. His first Epitaph releases was good but this, his second, is a much greater achievement. Some of the my favorite albums I've panned on the first listen, this one started that way on first listen but it started to grow on me. Something clicked on the second listen, I think I started paying more attention to the lyrics and then eventually the albums production started to find more appreciation. Lyrically Sage is one of the best in underground hip hop so don't expect any less from him on this album.
Sage Francis - Hell Of A Year (ode to 2005) (available on Human The Death Dance, out April 2007 on Epitaph)
Few things related:
Dr. Nogatco (kool keith) - Live Dissection feat. Sage Francis & Sole
From Dr. Nogatcos' Nogatco Rd.
Non-Prophets - Damage
From Non-Prophets Hope
Sage Francis - Embarrassed (feat. Slug and Eyedea)
From Sage Francis' Sick of Waging War
Sage Francis - Mario Bros Freestyle
From Sage Francis' Still Sick... Urine Trouble)
More downloads here
I think I'm going to pre-order the double vinyl for $15, I think every album should come with this extras like this comes with:
... with a 36 page booklet containing the album's lyrics and background stories to the songs.
Each pre-sales order will come with these exclusive items:
An instrumental CD of the album (limited to pre-sales)
A "You Can't Kill Me Motherfucker" button (limited to pre-sales)
A signed 13 X 19 poster
A full color HTDD sticker
A Strange Famous Records sticker
Order the album at Sage Francis' record label Strange Famous Records.