Michael Franti and Spearhead
The type of outfit that is able to blend a multitude of genres seamlessly with socially conscious lyrics, Michael Franti & Spearhead deftly infuse hip-hop with a variety of other styles including reggae, funk, rock, and folk. The passionate music that flows forth is one that quickly grabs the listener and demands their attention, and has earned the band legions of devoted fans the world over. Since signing with a record label in 1994, Michael Franti & Spearhead have truly become an international phenomenon. Their lyrics are quoted the world over by those striving for social justice, and the band has used their success to bring recognition to a variety of humanitarian causes. Michael Franti is a tireless crusader for universal peace and justice, homelessness, and an end to police brutality and the death penalty. Through their music and passion, Michael Franti & Spearhead bring both hope and inspiration to a new generation.