The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy are among the trailblazing political hip hop groups who have been highly influential in the genre. Both The Heroes and one of their founders, Michael Franti, are groups known for their socially conscious lyrics and their commitment to using their music to raise awareness about social issues.
At the height of their commercial success, The Heroes toured with both U2 and Nirvana.
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy was founded in the early 1990s by Michael Franti and his partner Charlie Peacock. The group’s debut album, Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury, was released in 1992 to critical acclaim. The album tackled a wide range of social and political issues, including racism, police brutality, and environmentalism. The group’s second album, Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales of Social Injustice, was released in 1994. The album continued the group’s socially conscious themes, and included the hit single “Righteousness.” Michael Franti went on to found the group Spearhead, and has released a number of solo albums. He is still actively involved in social and political activism.
So, sit back, get stoned, and kick on ‘Televison: The Drug of a Nation’, just below. This is music to make you think.