Born in Miami and raised in Providence, the artist formerly known as Paul Francis began rhyming at the age of eight, and went on to win numerous prestigious MC battles in his teen years. After getting his B.A. in Journalism, Francis began working on solo material, and in 2004 became the first rap artist signed to the punk-friendly Epitaph Records. Which all goes a long way towards saying that Sage Francis is not your typical hip-hop MC. Coming two years after his critically acclaimed Epitaph debut, A Healthy Distrust, the excellent new Human the Death Dance is being billed as Francis