Since his days as a member of avant-garde group the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti became an angry young rapper with a political, socially conscious bent in his next group, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. With his later group Spearhead, he channeled his social unease and desire for change and merged them with his love for music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, reggae and hip-hop.
Spearhead debuted with the critically acclaimed Home in 1990. The album contained the single "Hole in the Bucket," a thoughtful lament on the plight of the homeless, and...
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