This is so upbeat and relentlessly positive I can hardly believe it’s Michael Franti. It’s lovely, but I hope he goes back to taking a critical view… which is so much more interesting.
Also huffduffed as…
tracklisting: 01. Vince Watson – Spores 02. Nusense – Archery (Vampire Audio) 03. Andyskopes & Mr Joseph – Trash Talk (Secret Operations) 04. Spinline – Made Guy (Dispatch Transit One) 05. Seba – Future Sound (Spearhead Ltd) 06. Seba & Method One – Mr Downstairs (Secret Operations) 07. War – Rafale (Tech Noir) 08. Seba – Nostalgia (Warm Communications) 09. Andy Skopes & Mr Joseph – Call For Arms (Secret Operations) 10. S.P.Y. – Fields Of Joy (Critical) 11. Adam Tensta – Ok Wow (Seba Remix) (EMI) 12. Fracture & Neptune – Hot Spot 13. Seba – Vanity (Warm Communications) 14. Keza – Monkey Business (Dispatch Transit One) 15. Seba & Physics – Before I Can Breathe (Secret Operations) 16. Seba & Physics – The Music (Secret Operations) 17. Seba – Welcome To Our World (Spearhead Ltd) 18. LSB – Rolling Sideways (Spearhead Ltd)
Michael Franti is the thunderous voice and poetic brain behind Spearhead, a band that melts hip hop, R&B, reggae, and funk with a message of love and rebellion. Franti has long been outspoken on issues of political reform, peace, and ecological sanity. His documentary film, “I Know I’m Not Alone,” follows his barefoot journey across the Middle East, guitar in hand.
Michael speaks with TreeHugger about his hopes for the new president, his efforts to live greener—both at home and on the road—and the making of Spearhead’s new record, All Rebel Rockers.