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Michael Franti in 2011
|Born|| (1966-04-21) April 21, 1966 (age 54)|
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Origin||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966) is an American rapper, musician, poet, activist, documentarian, and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East.
- Vaziri, Aidin (September 7, 2010). "Michael Franti got his guitar, then headed to Iraq. Any requests for anti-war music?". SF GATE. 4:00 am, Thursday, September 7, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2015.