The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

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American industrial hip-hop band founded in 1990 in San Francisco and disbanded in 1993.

Members were Michael Franti and Rono Tse, both previously in The Beatnigs.
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444 043-4, 444043-4 Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury (Album) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 444 043-4, 444043-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
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none The Other Side (Formerly The Cutting Edge Radio Program) — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Other Side (Formerly The Cutting Edge Radio Program)(CD, Transcription) College Soundtrack™ none US 1992 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PLAY 16T (What Will We Do To Become) Famous And Dandy Just Like Amos & Andy — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy* (What Will We Do To Become) Famous And Dandy Just Like Amos & Andy (Single) Workers Playtime PLAY 16T UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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none Television, The Drug Of The Nation — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Television, The Drug Of The Nation (Maxi, Single) 4th & Broadway none US 1991 Sell This Version
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PR12 557-1 Famous And Dandy (Like Amos 'N' Andy) — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Famous And Dandy (Like Amos 'N' Andy) (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway PR12 557-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
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162 440 551-1 Language Of Violence — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Language Of Violence (Single, Maxi) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 162 440 551-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
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12BRW 251 Rock The Vote — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Rock The Vote (Single) 4th & Broadway 12BRW 251 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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12 BRWDJ 241, 12 BRW 248, 866 911-1 Chapter One / Chapter Two — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Chapter One / Chapter Two(2x12", Promo) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway, Island Records 12 BRWDJ 241, 12 BRW 248, 866 911-1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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BRCDX 241, 864 831-2 Live Television — The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Live Television(CD, EP) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRCDX 241, 864 831-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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Videos

none Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy* Save The Cities (Wash DC)(VHS, Advance, NTSC) 4th & Broadway none US Unknown Sell This Version

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pyenapple

March 2, 2022
edited 7 months ago
Some of their material really doesn't quite translate in 2022, but the ideas truly do. The righteous anger, the precise lyrical missiles, and the tone of Michael Franti's rapping voice are much like Chuck D—but when he switches up to singing mode it's in a sort of freely jazz/soul vein. Some of these songs still hit hard, but the dated Consolidated-esque beats and textures feel static against the more lively jazz moments. What was needed here was more of a Bomb Squad meets Critters Buggin' approach, which would've been more dynamic. Still, "Satanic Reverses" slays. And it's a shame that "Television" comes across as anachronistic now: it isn't. "Television" is just an idea that has transformed into what is now device-addiction. Many of the themes in their music still are unbelievably pertinent ("Language Of Violence".)

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