Francis is one of the most controversial, gifted, and innovative MCs today. For nearly a decade, his relentless DIY approach-equal parts eloquent poet and vicious MC-brings a style that smashes genre boundaries. His music is rooted in classic hip-hop, but he comes across like an amalgam of Dylan, Lou Reed, Chuck D, and George Carlin. Introspective but aggressive, politically incisive but funny as hell, "A Healthy Distrust" is Sage's first Epitaph release. Eclectic and complex. Features collaborations with Will Oldham, Saul Williams, Danger Mouse, Alias, and Joe Beats. "We're in the hands of a master lyricist... a distinctive raw talent is emerging"-URB.