Notable for his work as both a rapper and a spoken word poet, he released a number of studio and live albums in the early 2000s, including Human the Death Dance (2007); Li(f)e (2010); and Dead Poet Live Album (2004).
He began writing and recording rap music when he was just eight years old. He rose to fame in his twenties after recording a debut album titled Personal Journals (2002) and an online hit track titled "Makeshift Patriot" (2001).
He established a music label called Strange Famous Records.
Born Paul William Francis, he spent his earliest days in Miami, Florida, and the bulk of his youth in Providence, Rhode Island.
Over the course of his career, Sage Francis shared the stage with fellow hip-hop artists and groups Brother Ali and Atmosphere.