Denver, Colorado, USA
BandAlternativeHip Hop

An Alternative Hip Hop act guaranteed to electrify any stage.


Shane “SF1” Franklin, a drummer, music producer, dancer, actor and emcee who began his career in performance. Born in Denver, Colorado SF1 started as a member of the drama group and the children and youth choirs in church. A graduate of Denver School of the Arts/Career Education Center, SF1 studied both music and audio engineering. Upon completion of high school he continued his education at Berklee College of Music and received his Bachelors Degree in Music Business Management from the University of Colorado Denver. SF1 plans to continue to inspire and touch the world with his music and performance ability as a whole.  

When performing live, SF1 is backed by a skilled ensemble of performers, The Crew, which includes SF1’s brother The KandyMan Himself as the other emcee, the talented Julie Almeria on vocals, Bobby Ferguson on Drums, multi percussionist Aaron Templer and featuring Ninaad Nariani from Mudra Dance Studio.   

SF1 has received many accolades including Westword magazine’s “Best Male Hip Hop MC 2014,” Westword Magazine’s “Best Hip Hop Group” 2015 with the Crew, Semi finalist for Westword’s “Best of the West” battle of the bands, chosen as one of KUSA 9 News’ “5 Colorado Bands to Check Out” and named “Colorado’s Next Break Out Band” by Next Big Sound. His singles “I Know,”  “Permanent” and “Ride” have been played on KTCL Channel 93.3  and 95.7 The Party and “Rhapsody” played on Radio 1190 and other college stations around the world.  SF1 has shared stages with a vast amount of artist both local and national including KRS-One, Ozomatli, Lupe Fiasco, Air Dubai, Khleo Thomas, Jake Miller, Jurassic 5, Afro Classics, Big Data, Robert DeLong, Chiddy Bang, Collective Soul, Rayne Pryor, and Bad Rabbits just to name a few.  

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. Video footage, music videos, performance dates, photos, and the opportunity to sign up to his mailing list can be found at sf1music.com as well as facebook.com/sf1productions, twitter.com/sf1music and youtube.com/sfinest22 


Ride (Single) 2015
I Know (Single) 2013
Inamorata (Album) 2012
Wherever The Hell I Feel Like Friday (Compilation 1) 2011
Cornbread 2010

Set List

Set lists depend on the performance, set time, etc.