Having been inspired to research the true meaning and origins of the word ROMANTIC, Sage has again sought to nurture those dry and undiscovered regions of the language where hip hop has failed to question or embark. Whether he comments on the problems facing the production of a song (COMPLETE) or the plight of hip hop today (OUT OF SEASON), Sage stretches the fabric of our ideals to expand until there are no differences between hip hop, soul, spiritual, top 40, and great songwriting. His sophomore effort, RUSTIC, encompasses a wide range of lyrical efforts, philosophical and metaphysical, and meshes them within the rhythmic and moody platforms of inner-city melodies. Where ROMANTIC was created for the mind, RUSTIC was created for the heart, the soul of fans around the world. In the common arena of hip hop, he dares to risk being besieged in exchange for the wondrous treasures of artistic elevation in the pursuit of beauty. In his uncommon arena of music, he walks on the soft and faint whispers of the common folk, the paupers of the world. For those people who seek the higher ideals of musical integrity, look no further. Sage has established himself as a force of progressive creative energy. No longer must you be satisfied with maybe 3 or 4 decent cuts on a CD... Browse through the clips and hear for yourself what his fans have known for years. The man delivers. . . . RUSTIC - you need this CD in your life!