[Locals Only] Interview w/ Sage One!

Thu, Jan 17, 2013

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{ Sage One / photo cred: David Ascencio}

Ethen Jimenez may be just 19 years old, but the Costa Mesa-based rapper known as Sage One already feels wise beyond his years. “I guess you could say I’m an old soul. I wanted something that speaks of wisdom,” Jimenez says, reflecting on his hip-hop alias. “When I think of a sage, I think of that random old guy in the woods who just has all this knowledge and who will let you know how things are with no bullshit.”


Embodying that truth-telling ideal in the form of rapping is something Jimenez began to take seriously as a 14-year-old in Garden Grove. “I keep it really truthful,” he says. “I’ll spit about events that have happened in my life that are straight heartbreaking, the things that I’ve been through that have made me stronger today because of them.”

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