(1997) Chocolate Supa Highway

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... read moreWhat sets Chocolate Supa Highway immediately apart from the previous album Home is its sound -- boasting a murky, bass-heavy atmosphere clearly influenced by the rise of trip-hop, the album lends Michael Franti's politically-charged raps a cinematic distinction missing from his previous efforts...

Explicit

01:04′:35″ 15 Songs

1
Africa On Line
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0:44
2
Chocolate Supa Highway
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5:08
3
Keep Me Lifted
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4:20
4
Food For Tha Masses
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5:01
5
U Can't Sing R Song
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5:27
6
Tha Payroll (Stay Strong)
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5:09
7
Madness In Tha Hood (Free Ride)
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4:49
8
Rebel Music (3 O'clock Roadblock)
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5:26
9
Why Oh Why
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4:51
10
Comin' To Gitcha
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4:07
11
Life Sentence
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0:13
12
Ganja Babe
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3:33
13
Wayfarin' Stranger
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5:28
14
Gas Gauge (Tha World's In Your Hands)
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4:35
15
Water Pistol Man (Chocolate Mix)
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5:44
Released 01 January 1997, ℗ 1997 Capitol Records Inc.

Review

What sets Chocolate Supa Highway immediately apart from the previous album Home is its sound -- boasting a murky, bass-heavy atmosphere clearly influenced by the rise of trip-hop, the album lends Michael Franti's politically-charged raps a cinematic distinction missing from his previous efforts. Spanning from R&B-textured urban grooves to jagged rap anthems, Chocolate Supa Highway is no less challenging or confrontational than its predecessor, but for the most time Franti's music bears an importance equal to his message. ~ Jason Ankeny