Michael Franti released only 1 record as fifty percent of the Throw away Heroes of Hiphoprisy, nonetheless it was praised for his insightful raps and Community Enemy-influenced beats. After disappearing for just two years, Franti resurfaced in 1994 with Spearhead, a music group even more rooted in ’70s funk. Eschewing the hip-hop beats from the Throw-away Heroes, Franti and Joe “The Butcha” Nicolo chosen a funk/rap cross types performed by way of a quartet of live music artists along with vocal support from Mary Harris and toaster Ras I. Zulu. Paths such as for example “Runfayalife” and “Criminal offense to become Broke in the us” evoked recollections of the traditional early-’70s musical eyesight of Sly & the Family members Rock, while Franti’s humanist perspective was summed up in music titles “Like Can be da Shit,” “Piece O’Peace,” and “Positive.” 3 years lapsed prior to the launch from the follow-up recording, Chocolates Supa Highway, although Franti continuing to market his communal vibe with some acclaimed concert events beneath the Spearhead banner. Another lengthy recording hiatus, where Franti released a spoken term recording (Live at Baobab) and focused on other tasks, was damaged in 2001 from the launch of Stay Human being, acknowledged to Michael Franti and Spearhead. The recording was built across the imaginary story of Sister Fatima, a healer and activist place to death to get a criminal offense that her community is convinced she didn’t commit. Franti utilized a normal hip-hop conceit, the between-song skit or portion, to tone of voice the problems of Stay Individual Radio on the impending execution. Through this moderate, Franti shipped his message on such problems as capital abuse, the surroundings, and racial tolerance. In 2003, Franti released the single acoustic selection Music from leading Porch and the brand new Spearhead record Everyone Deserves Music. The last mentioned steered the machine further from hip-hop into acoustic funk, and highlighted the endearing protest anthem “Bomb the planet” (“It is possible to bomb the planet to parts/But you can’t bomb it into tranquility”). In 2005, Like Kamikaze: The Shed Sex Singles & Enthusiasts’ Remixes made an appearance. Again billed and then Franti, it had been a assortment of Spearhead monitors that didn’t quite match the albums these were originally documented for (and a few different mixes through the Stay Human recording). In 2006, Franti and Spearhead released Yell Open fire! The recording was partially documented in Kingston, Jamaica, and, combined with the publication and film I UNDERSTAND I’m NOT BY YOURSELF, was section of a trilogy which was themed as documenting Franti’s latest appointments to Israel, Palestine, and Iraq. Several live releases got Franti and Spearhead to 2008 and a fresh recording, All Rebel Rockers. The recording was once more documented in Jamaica and presented the legendary tempo portion of Sly & Robbie. Franti and his music group spent several months touring to get John Mayer before settling right down to record once again, liberating The Sound of Sunlight this year 2010.
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|Sold||2016||music: "Once a Day" [Worldbeat Mix] / performer: "Once a Day" [Worldbeat Mix]|
|Into the Storm||2014||performer: "On And On"|
|We Are Many||2014||Documentary performer: "WE DON'T STOP"|
|Spark: A Burning Man Story||2013||Documentary "Let It Go"|
|Won't Back Down||2012||performer: "Hey Hey Hey"|
|The Newsroom||2012||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||2011||performer: "Say Hey I Love You" - as Michael Franti & Spearhead|
|Soul Surfer||2011||performer: "The Sound of Sunshine"|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Hall Pass||2011||performer: "Shake It"|
|Yogi Bear||2010||performer: "The Sound of Sunshine"|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2010||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2010||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Ramona and Beezus||2010||performer: "Say Hey I Love You" - as Michael Franti & Spearhead|
|The Back-up Plan||2010||performer: "Say Hey I Love You"|
|Valentine's Day||2010/I||performer: "Say Hey I Love You" - as Michael Franti & Spearhead|
|Weeds||2009||TV Series 1 episode|
|Into the Blue 2: The Reef||2009||Video performer: "Say Hey I Love You"|
|Dancing with the Stars||2009||TV Series 1 episode|
|Privileged||2008||TV Series 1 episode|
|Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub||2008||Documentary performer: "Runfayalife"|
|Daddy Day Camp||2007||performer: "Sometimes" - as Michael Franti and Spearhead|
|License to Wed||2007||performer: "Everybody On a Move"|
|Snakes on a Plane||2006||performer: "Hey Now Now"|
|Park||2006||performer: "Do Ya Love"|
|Coachella||2006||Video documentary performer: "We Don't Stop"|
|Last Holiday||2006||performer: "Sometimes"|
|Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire||2004||Documentary performer: "Bomb The World"|
|The District||2002||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Wire||TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002|
|Joe Somebody||2001||performer: "Sometimes"|
|Summer Catch||2001||performer: "Sometimes" - as Michael Franti and Spearhead|
|Mystery Men||1999||performer: "Sometimes"|
|Good Burger||1997||performer: "Roxanne"|
|A Brother's Kiss||1997||performer: "Hole in the Bucket" 1994|
|Feeling Minnesota||1996||performer: "Family Affair"|
|Blue in the Face||1995||performer: "To My Ba-Bay"|
|Houseguest||1995||performer: "People in tha Middle"|
|11:59||2015||Short very special thanks|
|Later... With Jools Holland||1994||TV Series||Themselves|
|Live with Kelly and Michael||2016||TV Series||Themselves - Musical Guests|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2001-2013||TV Series||Themselves - Musical Guest|
|Festival de Música SWU||2011||TV Series||Themselves - Performers (as Michael Franti & Spearhead)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2011||TV Series||Themselves - Musical Guest|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011||TV Series||Themselves - Musical Support|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2006-2010||TV Series||Themselves - Musical Guest|
|Sounds Like a Revolution||2010||Documentary||Themselves|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||2009||TV Series||Themselves|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2009||TV Series||Themselves - Musical Guest|
|Dropped||2006||TV Movie documentary||Themselves|
|4 Goes to Glastonbury||1995||TV Series||Themselves - Performer|
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