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The Sound of Sunshine

The Sound of SunshineThis lefty Bay Area rapper had a surprise 2009 hit with the light-hearted, reggae-tinged ''Say Hey (I Love You).'' The follow-up album sets evocations of...The Sound of SunshineHip-Hop/RapThis lefty Bay Area rapper had a surprise 2009 hit with the light-hearted, reggae-tinged ''Say Hey (I Love You).'' The follow-up album sets evocations of...2010-09-21
B+

The Sound of Sunshine

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

This lefty Bay Area rapper had a surprise 2009 hit with the light-hearted, reggae-tinged ”Say Hey (I Love You).” The follow-up album sets evocations of hard-won happiness to similarly strummy, globally grooved ? hip-hop. On The Sound of Sunshine, ”I’ll Be Waiting” reaches for U2 grandeur, but Michael Franti is best as an amiable neo-Marley busker, asking for change, love, and maybe one more shot at crossover gold. B+

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The title track, a spiritual wake-up call The Sound of Sunshine at amazon.com
Dance-pop redemption song Hey Hey Hey at amazon.com

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