Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - "Television"

"Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation... on television, the drug of the nation..."

Michael Franti and Spearhead is one of my favorite groups: conscious, funky, soulful, positive!

For Franti, before there was Spearhead, there was The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and the classic "Television." DHH were much more of a hip hop group than Spearhead and they packed a dead ahead hard-core political message. It doesn't go down as smooth as Spearhead, but it has a driving urgency... and more than a dash of Public Enemy in it.

This video is worth a look.

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