A Healthy Distrust After years of poetry slams, Sage Francis can fit absurd numbers of words into tidy verses bursting with rage against everyone from political fat cats… A Healthy Distrust After years of poetry slams, Sage Francis can fit absurd numbers of words into tidy verses bursting with rage against everyone from political fat cats… 2005-02-08 Sage Francis Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

A Healthy Distrust (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 08, 2005; Lead Performance: Sage Francis; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

After years of poetry slams, Sage Francis can fit absurd numbers of words into tidy verses bursting with rage against everyone from political fat cats to the brats who protest them: ''You're all 'Give me ethnicity or give me dreads!'/Trustafundian rebel without a cause for alarm.'' The rapper's ferocity on A Healthy Distrust makes him a good fit for punk label Epitaph. But his collaboration with indie rocker Will Oldham (''Sea Lion'') suggests his crossover appeal will be Healthy.

Originally posted Feb 07, 2005 Published in issue #806 Feb 11, 2005 Order article reprints
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