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Encyclopedia > The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
The cover from the 1992 album Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy was a Rap/Hip-Hop band active during the early 1990s. The band was formed in 1990 by Michael Franti and Rono Tse, and introduced the phenomenal work of guitarist Charlie Hunter. The band's name was derived in part from the phrase "The Disposable Heroes of Hypocrisy", used in some Socialist literature. Album cover of Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury by The Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcrisy. ... Hip hop music, also referred to as rap or rap music, is a style of popular music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ... This article is about the year. ... Michael Franti publicity photo Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966, in Oakland, California) is an American poet, musician, and composer. ... Charlie Hunter Trio Charlie Hunter is a jazz, rock and fusion guitarist. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ...

The group were associated by genre with others of the time, including House of Pain and Pop Will Eat Itself. They also were somewhat reminiscent of Gil Scott-Heron due to the vocal styles of Franti and the up-front political messages in the music. They played many concerts, sometimes opening the bill for more well-known acts such as U2 (on their landmark Zoo TV Tour), Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Arrested Development. House of Pain was an Irish-American-influenced hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 90s before lead singer Everlast decided to pursue his solo career again. ... Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or the Poppies) was a band formed in Stourbridge, England with band members from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. ... Photo of Gil Scott-Heron. ... U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland, featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. ... Zoo TV was a massive, elaborate, innovative, postmodern, multifaceted and multimedia, and very commercially successful world concert tour by the rock band U2 that took place in arenas and stadiums during 1992 and 1993. ... Rage Against the Machine, also known as RATM or simply Rage was an American rock band noted for their pioneering blend of hard rock, funk and rap as well as their vocal leftist beliefs. ... Nirvana was a popular rock band from Aberdeen, Washington, United States. ... Arrested Development is an American progressive hip hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. ...

Their debut album, Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury, received critical and underground acclaim upon its release in 1992, but was never commercially successful. Franti's lyrics address a wide range of issues, from Mass Media bias and abuse on "Television: Drug of the Nation" to racial equality on "Socio-Genetic Experiment", in large part inspired by his own childhood. The album also included a cover of the Dead Kennedys track "California Über Alles" (with updated lyrics about Governor Pete Wilson). "Television," which received wide airplay on college and alternative radio stations, had previously been recorded by Michael Franti's first band, The Beatnigs. Album cover Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury is the debut album by alternative hip hop crew the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... This article is about race as an intraspecies classification. ... Social equality is a social state of affairs in which certain different people have the same status in a certain respect, minimally at least in voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, and property rights. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... Peter Barton Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American Republican politician from California. ... The Beatnigs was an early collaboration featuring Michael Franti and Rono Tse. ...

In common with other bands of the time on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy used sampling and scratching as a primary tool of music recording, and mixed Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, and Jazz in combinations that were ground breaking for the time. Later artists such as The Prodigy, Aphex Twin and The KLF all built on the approach to music creation used by The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, among others.[citation needed] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Scratching is a DJ or turntablist technique originated by Grand Wizard Theodore, an early hip hop DJ from New York (AMG). ... For other uses, see Prodigy (disambiguation). ... Aphex Twin (Richard David James, born August 18, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland) is an electronic music artist, credited with pushing forward the genres of techno, ambient, acid, and drum and bass. ... The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords and other names) were one of the seminal bands of the British acid house movement during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...

Among their contemporaries, the band had strong artistic, political, and personal ties to both Meat Beat Manifesto and Consolidated. The recording of Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury was co-produced by Consolidated's Mark Pistel, and prolific Meat Beat Manifesto frontman Jack Dangers assisted with mixing. Meat Beat Manifesto, often shortened to Meat Beat or MBM, is an electronic music outfit originally consisting of Jack Dangers and Jonny Stephens formed in 1987 in Swindon, UK. This was also the hometown of the band XTC, who helped Meat Beat get started. ... Consolidated was an American radical activist recording and performing group, formed in 1988 and best known in the early 1990s as an alternative dance/industrial music band. ... Mark Pistel is a Producer, Engineer, Programmer, Remixer and song writer, who has been working in the genres of Electronica, Experimental music, Break Beat, Hip-Hop, and Dance, since 1988. ... Jack Dangers (born John Corrigan, 1965, in Swindon) is an electronic musician, DJ, producer, and remixer best known for his work as the primary member of Meat Beat Manifesto. ...

In 1993 the duo worked with William S. Burroughs, recording music for a collaborative album entitled Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales. This album diverged greatly from the style of the band's previous work, as they were largely providing musical background and accompaniment to Burroughs' spoken readings from several of his books. The Disposable Heroes split up shortly after. Michael Franti formed Spearhead, who (to date) have released 7 albums and are still a going concern, while Tse worked with the Mystick Journeymen. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... William Seward Burroughs II (pronounced ) (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

Track Listing

 1. Satanic Reverses 2. Famous and Dandy (Like Amos and Andy) 3. Television, the Drug of the Nation 4. Language of Violence 5. The Winter of the Long Hot Summer 6. Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury 7. Everyday Life Has Become a Health Risk 8. Ins Greencard A-19 191 500 9. Socio-Genetic Experiment 10. Music and Politics 11. Financial Leprosy 12. California Ũber Alles 13. Water Pistol Man 

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The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (488 words)
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy was a Rap/Hip-Hop band active during the early 1990s.
The band's name was derived in part from the phrase "The Disposable Heroes of Hypocrisy", used in some Socialist literature.
In common with other bands of the time on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy used sampling and scratching as a primary tool of music recording, and mixed Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, and Jazz in combinations that were ground breaking for the time.
Drowned in Sound - Reviews - Album - Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy (399 words)
Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy: Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury
Disposable Heroes only lasted one album; “Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury” before fracturing apart.
Back in 1991, when this was released, rap was seen a threat: some mistook Public Enemy’s realist approach to describing the violence and depravation of urban ghetto life as a blueprint for glamour, misogyny hatred, and selling millions of records.
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