People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content of this video is: " Instrumental hip-hop music plays. A view from a moving vehicle travels across a bridge, and a man wearing a hoodie walks along a rain- slick road by an open field. ON SCREEN TEXT: SAGE X FRESH THE EMPIRE GEMINI SAGE THE GEMINI: My name is Sage the Gemini. I’m 23 years old. I’m from Fairfield, California. I made my first beat and recorded myself at 14 years old. When it happened it happened. Boom! Like I found out that people like songs that they can interact with. Sage gazes out at a pier. Then he sits by soundboards in a recording studio. SAGE THE GEMINI: People started making videos to Gas Pedal, and everybody was like, “Whoa, are you Sage the Gemini?” Outside, Sage smiles under a mural of a horse head that reads: Home of the Mustangs, a California Distinguished School. SAGE THE GEMINI: My career is an ongoing thing. This doesn’t stop for me. This is my life. This is very important to me, and addictions tend to interrupt a lot of things. It hasn’t been hard to maintain a tobacco-free life. I grew up with it. I’ve seen people leave the earth from it. In this lifestyle you have to move at a certain pace, and without an addiction it allows me to move at that certain pace. Sage poses as a photographer snaps pictures of him. SAGE THE GEMINI: You know, I always try to inspire the next person, the next generation, by letting them know that you can be whatever you want to be. Yo, what up? This is Sage the Gemini keeping it fresh and living tobacco-free with Fresh Empire. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH KEEP IT FRESH. EMPIRE LIVE TOBACCO-FREE. Logos for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube appear. ON SCREEN TEXT: @FRESHEMPIRE Logos for the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA appear. ON SCREEN TEXT: Brought to you by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration " For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

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Sage reveals the chain of events that launched his career. Starting at age 14 with his first beat, Sage rose to the top and won’t let anything hold him back, including cigarettes.

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