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Michael Franti & Spearhead

Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with his love for music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, and hip-hop. What he left behind in brash, make-some-noise aesthetic, he gained in compassion. And through his use of his own raw power -- charisma, sex appeal, sense of social injustice -- he carried out in his music a community-generated passion in much the same way as Gil Scott-Heron or Marvin Gaye.

Franti was adopted at birth by white parents in the predominantly black community of Oakland, California. That set of contradictory circumstances instilled in him a hyper-awareness of his own cultural identity as did the sobering fact that his more thoughtful, less provocative style of expression was not accepted by the African-American audience that had embraced a harsher, more combative faction of the hip hop movement. In 1986, Franti formed the drum'n'bass/industrial duo the Beatnigs with turntablist Rono Tse, disbanding after one album. He then formed the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, whose combination of jazz-influenced heavy rap set out to challenge the materialism and misogyny of what had become mainstream rap.

His next project, Spearhead, produced the critically acclaimed Home in 1990. The album contained his biggest single, "Hole in the Bucket," a thoughtful lament on the plight of the homeless, and "Positive," which addressed the growing AIDS epidemic. The album boasted adept funk samplings, sinuous guitar vamps, and soulful, melodic tracks about family and social injustice. Released in 1997, Chocolate Supa Highway was not as pop-friendly as Home, but neither did its themes of kidnappings and police brutality lend themselves to such overt accessibility. Its mixture of harsher musical styles -- techno, rock, and funk -- was a step forward for Franti as his world view broadened and deepened. In 2001, Franti released Stay Human. In it he expresses his anger at the system, his advocacy of love, and his belief in freedom through individuality and self-expression through a set of songs that revolve around a fictitious death penalty case. In it, his embrace of the genres that inspired him is achieved with eloquence.

Songs from the Front Porch was Franti's first proper solo album, appearing in 2003. It was an acoustic affair that had him focusing even more on his singing, but not at the expense of his intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics. In 2005, Love Kamikaze: The Lost Sex Singles & Collectors' Remixes appeared. Again billed only to Franti, it was a collection of Spearhead tracks that didn't quite fit into the albums they were originally recorded for (as well as a couple different mixes from the Stay Human album). In 2006, Franti and Spearhead released Yell Fire! The album was partially recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, and, along with the book and film I Know I'm Not Alone, was part of a trilogy that was themed as documenting Franti's then-recent visits to Israel, Palestine, and Iraq. Numerous live releases took Franti to 2008 and a new album, All Rebel Rockers. The album was once again recorded in Jamaica and featured the legendary rhythm section of Sly & Robbie. Franti and his band spent a few months touring in support of John Mayer before settling down to record again, releasing The Sound of Sunshine in 2010. After a tour, some humanitarian work, and time off, Franti returned to recording; All People was released in the summer of 2013. ~ Travis Drageset, Rovi
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Track List: Hey Hey Hey (Radio Single)

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I LOVE YOU omg I really like u
love this song!!!
This song just makes me feel good !!!!
Follow me if you have my opinion!
I love Michael franti so much. I love reggae I love all his songs like are we going on a date and hey hey hey and the sound of sunshine. My mother met him in person, nice guy and loves birthdays!
say heeeeey
Follow me and I'll follow back
Great bio photo. sexy guy. :-)
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However If you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it works
I'm alive
Heyyyyyy
Hey Now Now. This is a great song. Thank you Michael. I take the words to heart. PEACE BABY
yaysay34
So THIS is the guy who writes songs for basically EVERY movie. He ROCKS!!��
@logan.p.pro c t o r , Please don't. Nobody cares about those desperate and immature comments.
Nice song but this is imagine dragons radio for me. So idk why this came up
This reminds me of Ramona and buzzes
SAAAAY HEEY I,L BE GONE TODAY OH YEAS METIPHISICAL L WHATEVER THAT MEANS I DONT CARE THIS GUY ROCKS
Don't read this because it actuallu works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works. I did it because, i didnt want to take the chance
The Sound of The Sunshine. MY BEACH BUM SONG. I MISS BEING A BEACH BUM. kuewa kahakai YEA BABY
SAY HEY BABY. YES, MY BEACH BUM LOVE SONG. AWESOME. ALOHA. I LOVE THIS SONG
What the hell! I'm pissed! I totally missed this guy! Like the feel of his riffs. Thanx Pandora... Again

The music genome project is right on the money. It's music, not opposable thumbs that makes us human.
FOLLOW ME!!
hoʻohiki
Say Hey. I remember the promises made. We were kids though. so, what can you do> You know?
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I had never heard this song before, but when I heard it, I knew I had to create spasms to go along with the song.
1.kiss ur left hand
2. Say ur crushed name
3. Say a day of the week
4. Say ur name
5. Close ur hand
6.post this to 15 songs
7.if u do ur crush will ask u out on that day
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This song always cheers me up when im mad or upset. Ì ŁØVĒ THĮŠ ŚÕÑG!!!
follow and ill follow promise promise pinky promise luvs ^_^
Hey, Hey, Hey. Now this is VERY nice to hear. Thank you Michael. I AM SURROUNDED BY MY LOVE ANGELS. NOW THAT... IS HEAVEN. I LOVE YOU GUYS. THANK YOU.
..♩.¸¸♬´¯`♬. ¸ ~More Music~I ♥ ..♩.¸¸♬´¯`♬. ¸
OMMAGLOB THIS IS MY MOMs AND MY SONG!!!! THIS WAS OUR FAVORITE FOR THE LONGEST TIME!!!
cynjinli8
I love you x10000 times at the end
mario.trimbl e
I keep hearing the best of Bill Withers, Jim Croce and James Taylor all rolled into one whenever I listen to Michael Franti...
sowordy
Say Hey ( I Love You)
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Love
Tho song sooooooooooo o o o much
i love booty
love say hey (iloveyou)
Nice music
I got to see him in concert Satueday! Awesome love the music!
brian555.bn
If your not pulling some skankin, sumtin wrong
Don't listen to guesswhoefhv it's not true it doesn't work don't be scared
guesswhoefhv
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you have started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 in 143 minutes on the screen in the big letters this is so scary because it actually works
Great song
uplifting artist.... good stuff
Was searching this song and finally! Thank you Pandora
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bpalmersurfe r
Can't wait till Rombello
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
The Sound of Sunshine Going Down. My beach bum song. This version sounds good but I prefer the other version. They're both really good.
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