sage francis is the greatest poet of all time. while being deeply personal and specific, his lyrics are easily interpreted and applied to ones of life situation. he gives me hope. he is hiphop. he makes me want to try. simply a genius (contradiction in terms...), he is the core of truth in hiphop. representing both the playful and emotional sides of rap, he is definately not a "non-prophet".
thank you for your time.
agree with me.
>>By silhouette (Monday, 1 Dec 2003 11:07)
greatest poet of all time? your head must be far enough underground to watch tectonic plates shift. Sage Francis is unquestionably top-rate talent and his word play mixed with content create a great blend of auditory pleasure and mental provocation. But there's no need to insult the canon of amazing poets that precede him and in a purely poetical sense still tower over him.
>>By granther (Saturday, 24 Jan 2004 04:34)
Well put granther. I like your sarcasm.
>>By Lindsey(The one & only) (Friday, 6 Feb 2004 10:11)
Maybe I should've preceded my post with a little sign that read "I THINK THAT..."
I relate to and identify with Sage's words more so than those of any other poet I know. He inspires me more than anybody else. Perhaps I feel Sage more than deceased poets of the "dust museum" because of his modern delivery, perhaps was I not so overly obsessed with the topic known as "the world as we know it", I could further appreciate the works of more classical poets to an extent which would please you all more... I'm not overly sure. Sage is more deeply rooted in my heart and mind than any other being in this world. I'm sure the "amazing poets" that preceded him would not be "insulted" by my views, as a matter of fact they would most probably be more accepting of them than you yourself, granther.
Think about it.
I know you think I'm a simple-minded fool who knows concerning the history of poetry and linguistics, but I assure you I can see clearly.
>>By silhouette (Sunday, 22 Feb 2004 13:10)
In my haste, I forgot to type a word in my post... I'm not going to be overly pedantic and correct it, but I wanted to make it clear that I am aware of it.
"how can me and my fellow man become brothers,
when he drink-drives and risks lives, and my smoking harms others?"
>>By silhouette (Sunday, 22 Feb 2004 13:14)
I feel you silhouette, your qualifications make sense. I think being an english major makes me wary as to the the difference between poet and rapper/MC/whatever. Comparing one to the other creates difficulties because the latter has music behind him/her which alters their sensibility when writing lyrics. A poet needs to intertwine meaning and music with words alone, a rapper always has beats to ballast him. Although, Sage Francis's spoken word shit is extremeley dope to, he's still speaking out loud and so has the luxury of emphasizing/de-emphasizing what he wants without considering how someone would read it with no one to guide them. I guess what I'm saying is your justification is perfectly valid and I'm hypersensitive to distinguishing between poetry and rap.
Regardless, I'm seeing Sage perform in less than a week, and I already know it's going to be off the hook whether it's poetry or rap or him singing lullabies with a pacifier up his ass.
>>By granther (Monday, 23 Feb 2004 02:16)
You make a convincing argument granther, respect.
enjoy Sage, I assume you live in the US... I live in Australia, Sage has only come here once and I had the pleasure of seeing him... Needless to say, it was the greatest show I ever attended.
Endless peace to you.
>>By silhouette (Monday, 23 Feb 2004 14:50)
I saw sage about a month ago in SF. Probably the dopest hip hop concert I've ever been to. Fool is extremely humor but knows how to switch it to serious and pertinent issues too.
If you get the chance, check Sage out.
>>By granther (Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004 19:19)
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