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  1. Satanic Reverses 
  2. Famous And Dandy (Like Amos 'N' 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 Uber Alles 
  13. Water Pistol Man 

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The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury (Album)

Released 09.10.06

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About this album
Although this group is long defunct, its one major recording will be fondly remembered for years--if not decades--to come. The Heroes consisted of rapper Michael Franti and percussionist Ron Tse; together, the San Francisco Bay area-based duo created a biting, politically savvy record that touched on both personal vulnerability and governmental venality. Franti used the microphone to preach about injustice, homophobia, materialism, and apathy. Although Public Enemy had long before established hip-hop's political potential, they never quite attained Franti's ability to translate black rage into universal themes. In the Heroes' best number, "Television, the Drug of the Nation," Franti raps, "Imagination is sucked out of our children by a cathode ray nipple / Television is the only wet-nurse that would create a cripple."
The Creative Corporation