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Everyone Deserves Music
     

Everyone Deserves Music

5.0 3
by Michael Franti & Spearhead
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Vibe
Far from music's recent thug mania, this jumble of hip-hop, reggae, and folk rock delivers a spiritual and political message that's both sensual and relevant. Isoul Harris

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
Label:
Reincarnate Music
UPC:
0801190113521
catalogNumber:
1135

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franti & Spearhead   Primary Artist
Michael Franti   Guitar,Vocals
Leon Mobley   Percussion
Carl Young   Bass,Keyboards
Nick Rossi   Hammond Organ
Jennifer Kloetzel   Cello
Dave Shul   Guitar
Ledisi   Background Vocals
Gift of Gab   Rhymes
LZ Phoenix   Background Vocals
Radioactive   Beatbox,Rhymes
Nebiet Barham   Background Vocals
John Butler   Guitar,Vocals
Cypress String Quartet   Strings
Roberto Quintana   Percussion
Ethan Fliner   Viola
Josh Klor   DJ
Deborah Tien Price   Violin
Michael Yokas   Violin
Bob Crawford   Keyboards
Tom Stone   Violin
Manas Itene   Drums
Cecily Ward   Violin

Technical Credits

Sly Dunbar   Producer
Michael Franti   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jon Mayer   Engineer
Mark Pistel   Engineer
Robbie Shakespeare   Producer
Carl Young   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
T.J. Parker   Composer
Anton Corbijn   Cover Photo
Dave Shul   Composer
Jay Bowman   Engineer
Guy Guillet   Video Director
Randy Miller   String Arrangements

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Everyone Deserves Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Franti and Spearhead create an important, mind- simulating, influential message within a great beat. This is awesome music for crashing to, driving to, dancing to, painting to, writing to...the list is endless, it's so versitle. Really excellent -
Guest More than 1 year ago
He's done it again folks. Michael Franti has released an album that makes you want to get up and dance as well as stimulate your mind. When I first listened to "Everyone deserves music", I was somewhat shocked to hear the driving dance beat instead of his previous more complicated r&b/hip-hop beats on "home" and "stay human". However his incredible lyrics were still there and I grew to love the new funky style. While the title track "everyone deserves music" has beautiful melodies and captivating lyrics, other tracks such as "What I be" and "We don't stop" take simpler instrumentals and poetic lyrics. All in all a great album to listen to and rock out in the car with!
Guest More than 1 year ago
can't say enough about the way this CD makes you feel. It's really well written and produced. lyrics are awesome, vocals just as good. Buy it you woln't regret it.