Michael Franti & Spearhead

Everyone Deserves Music

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In a rap world set predominately on a limited range of topics to cover, politically and socially charged hip-hop is a breath of pure, fresh air. For the past decade, Spearhead and Michael Franti have been the antiseptic to a plaque-filled gold-toothed hip-hop mouth, expelling righteous truths and music with extremely thoughtful, meticulous details. Everyone Deserves Music continues with the tradition, but takes the sound of Spearhead into more of a disco-funk territory at times. This doesn't displace Franti's lyrics by any means, but gives him an extremely fresh perspective to stretch out and experiment with his delivery. Not so much a punch to the stomach like their previous releases, Franti and Spearhead almost made a deliberate attempt to stray from the typical hip-hop beats and go for something a bit more organic and acoustic than their previous efforts -- and the experiments more than pay off. It's honest, compelling, emotional, and soulful, and it's unfortunate that these values don't equate with much in the commercial hip-hop market anymore. In a perfect world, this would be a future classic played out of every car stereo, boombox, and apartment for generations to come.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:45 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:37 SpotifyAmazon
3 4:36 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:51 SpotifyAmazon
5 4:29 SpotifyAmazon
6 4:53 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:29 SpotifyAmazon
8 4:01 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:55 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:50 SpotifyAmazon
11 4:44 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:30 SpotifyAmazon
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