Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy


Old classical industrial hip-hop with political messages wich are still applicable to our times…

The Winter of the Long Hot Summer (1992)

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy was an industrial hip-hop band active during the early 1990s. The band was formed in 1990 by Michael Franti and Rono Tse, and introduced the 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.

Their debut album, Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury, received critical and underground acclaim upon its release in 1992, but was never commercially successful. 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.
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.

The last project of Michael Franti is Michael Franti & Spearhead. The other project was The Beatnigs, an avant-guard industrial jazz poets collective wich combined hard-core punk, industrial and hip hop influences. You can listen and download some songs of The Beatnigs from here.

More clips:

Satanic Reverses (1992)

California Über Alles (1992) cover to the original song of Dead Kennedys

Everyday Life Has Become a Health Risk (1992)

Language Of Violence (1992)

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MySpace page
Wikipedia page
LastFM page


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