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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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Music Songs Say Hey, The Sound of Sunshine, Life Is Better With You, Hey Hey Hey, I'm Alive, Ganja Babe, Summertime Is in Our Hands, Bomb the World, Good to Be Alive Today, I'll Be Waiting, Rock the Nation, I Know I'm Not Alone, Hello Bonjour, Light Up Ya Lighter, Nobody Right Nobody Wrong, We Don't Stop, Keep Me Lifted, Anytime You Need Me, Oh My God, Love Will Find a Way, See You In The Light, Hole in the Bucket, Why Oh Why, My Favorite Wine Is Tequila, U Can't Sing R Song, Crazy for You, What I Got, Hey Now Now, People in the Middle, Yes I Will, Obama Song, Crime to Be Broke in America


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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"

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11:59 2015 Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Themselves
Dropped 2006 TV Movie documentary Themselves
4 Goes to Glastonbury 1995 TV Series Themselves - Performer

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