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SF1, is an entertainer, music producer and emcee who began his career in performance. Born in Denver, Colorado Mr. Franklin started as a member of the drama group and the children and youth choirs in church. As a Berklee College of Music and University of Colorado Denver Alumni, SF1 plans to continue to inspire and touch the world with his music and performance ability as a whole.
In December of 2009 Mr. Franklin released his debut hip hop album entitled “Cornbread”. The album contains 12 tracks that feature a vast arrangement of traditional hip hop, African & Latin influenced rhythms with a fusion jazz spice top with an Andre 3000 twang. He is backed up by his band, a four piece all genre band whom Shane also plays drums with when they perform as a group. His singles “Love Story” and “Yes Yes Ya’ll” are available for download at www.cdbaby.com. He has also released a Mixtape entitled the “Blue Fire” Mixtape back in April 2011 that is available for free at sf1music.com
SF1 began emceeing at the age of nine, influenced by his cousin EM3 and his father, Dank Emcee. He is a trained musician, actor, dancer and a percussionist that has trained with the late Betty Ryer, John “Mr. Tap Dance” Williams, Judy “Fatu” Henderson, Stephan Griffin, Ernesto Diaz, Namita Khanna Nariani, Eguie Castillo, Jo Bunton Keel and Cleo Parker Robinson. He has appeared in The Eulipions “The Black Nativity”, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance “Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum” and The Colorado Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” to name a few. As an avid musician he has directed music in such productions as, “Stepping to a New Day” and “A Journey through Five Points.”
Staying with a true entrepreneur’s spirit SF1 founded Tega’s Percussionary Groove Session, Whymzical Notationz and now has company called Cornbread Entertainment, which showcases & develops new talent and provides music production through SF1 Productions. These are the integrated elements that contributed to the production of the “Cornbread” album. SF1 is sure to be considered one of today’s multidimensional talents that possess an array of skills that is sure to captivate and electrify any stage. Not your typical rap/hip hop artist of today but truly an artist in its true essence.