by Spearhead


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Former Disposable Hero of Hiphoprisy Michael Franti takes his ideas even further with his debut record, covering a wide range of topics addressing the social conditions not only relevant to the African-American community, but to society in general. Immediate comparisons to other artists such as A Tribe Called Quest and Arrested Development are inevitable. They were all socially conscious and chose to have a message in their music, an angle decidedly different from the other two avenues of hip-hop of the time that focused on either gangster material or good-time, mindless commercial fodder. With a dark, brooding voice that could easily place him as the heir to Isaac Hayes or Barry White, Home greatly stressed consciousness and social thought over material value, but not at the expense of cheapening any other aspect of production. The whole vibe brought forth by employing a live band and backing singers easily paved the way for many nu-soul artists who continue to seek this path of influence. In the annals of hip-hop history, Home is an essential cornerstone to bringing socially conscious soul music and hip-hop close together.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/1994
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724382911326
catalogNumber: 29113

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spearhead   Primary Artist
Will Bernard   fender rhodes
Jay Davidson   Piano,Saxophone
Michael Franti   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vibes
Charlie Hunter   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Horn,Clavinet
David James   Bass,Guitar
Josh Jones   Conga
Andy Kravitz   Percussion,Drums
Vernon Reid   Guitar
Pete Scaturro   Organ,Piano
Mike Tyler   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Simone White   Drums
le Jamison   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Keith McArthur   Bass
E.J. Simpson   Bass
Ras I. Zulu   Flute
Joshua Yudkin   Organ
James Gray   Bass,Drums
Mary Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
Scott Storch   Keyboards,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Michael Franti   Producer
Joe Nicolo   Producer
Ras I. Zulu   Contributor
Bernd Burgdorf   Engineer

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