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  • Arrested Development - interview - Spike Lee, evolution of Southern hip-hop

    18:54

    In this interview, conducted in Warsaw, Poland after AD's latest show, we spoke with Speech, Fareedah and Tasha LaRae about their two albums from 2016 Changing The Narrative and This Was Never Home, their 1994 album Zingalamaduni, working with Spike Lee on Revolution from the soundtrack to his epic joint Malcolm X and the role that Chuck D and Public Enemy had in AD's career. Speech also described in depth the evolution of Southern hip-hop and detailed the groundbreaking role that AD had in this process, as well as the similarities between them and groups like Outkast or Goodie Mob... Enjoy!

    Interviewers: Marcin Natali, Maciej Wojszkun

  • Arrested Development - Tennessee

    3:58

    Music video by Arrested Development performing Tennessee (Edit).

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  • Arrested Development - People Everyday

    4:57

    From The 1992 album 3 Years,5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of...

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  • Hip Hop Documentary , Melle Mel, Raphael Sebbag

    11:40

    [Part 4 of 4] The Looking For The Perfect Beat Hip Hop Documentary aired in 1994 on select TV stations throughout the US and some other countries.

    Cast includes: Melle Mel, Chuck D, Grandmaster Flash, Ice Cube, Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-One, Afrika Islam ,Speech (of Arrested Development), Gil Scott-Heron, Rock Steady Crew & More.

    Grandmaster Melle Mel marks transitions through the hip hop time line. The cast reflects on the elements of American culture that created it and changed it's course through the Golden Age.

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  • Arrested Development - People Everyday

    4:06

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    4:28

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  • Revolution

    4:49

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    Revolution (Remastered) · Arrested Development

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Speech
    Composer: Todd Thomas
    Composer: Aerle Taree Jones

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  • United Front

    4:35

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    United Front (Remastered) · Arrested Development

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Composer: Todd Thomas

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  • Arrested Development - Everyday People

    4:56

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  • Speech Like Marvin Gaye Said ‌‌ - Bohemia Afterdark

    3:47

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    Speech rose to success in the early '90s as the leader of the groundbreaking alternative rap group Arrested Development. Born Todd Thomas in Milwaukee, WI, on October 25, 1968, he was raised primarily in Ripley, TN, before relocating to Georgia in 1987 to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. There he met fellow student Tim Barnwell, and together they laid the foundations for Arrested Development's 1988 formation; adopting the stage name Speech, Thomas' lyrics reflected a positive, socially conscious, and deeply spiritual world-view far removed from the negative stereotypes of the burgeoning gangsta rap movement, while the group's music served up a rootsy, organic fusion of hip-hop, soul, funk, and blues.
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  • Mans Final Frontier

    2:40

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    Man's Final Frontier · Arrested Development

    3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of...

    ℗ 1992 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1992-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Alvin Speights
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Howie Weinberg
    Producer, Studio Personnel, Mix Engineer: Speech
    Composer: Speech

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  • Pride

    5:39

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    Pride · Arrested Development

    Zingalamaduni

    ℗ A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 1994 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mixer: Alvin Speights
    Producer: Speech
    Producer, Executive Producer: Mike Mauldin
    Composer Lyricist: Arrested Development

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  • Warm Sentiments

    4:10

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    Warm Sentiments · Arrested Development

    Zingalamaduni

    ℗ 1994 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Alvin Speights
    Producer: Mike Mauldin
    Composer: Arrested Development
    Author: Speech

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  • Ease My Mind

    4:13

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    Ease My Mind · Arrested Development

    Zingalamaduni

    ℗ A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 1994 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mixer: Alvin Speights
    Producer, Executive Producer: Speech
    Producer, Executive Producer: Mike Mauldin
    Composer: George Clinton
    Composer: Todd Thomas

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  • Ease My Mind

    4:13

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    Ease My Mind · Arrested Development

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 1994 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Composer: George Clinton
    Composer: Todd Thomas

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  • Speech - If U Was Me

    4:56

    THis one is by Speech of the amazing oldschool group Arrested Development. I love this song, yall should also check out more songs by him. This is from the album Speech (1996).

  • Arrested Development - Revolution

    4:28

    rare track

  • People Everyday

    3:27

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    People Everyday · Arrested Development

    3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of...

    ℗ 1992 Chrysalis Records Inc.

    Released on: 1992-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Alvin Speights
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Howie Weinberg
    Producer, Studio Personnel, Mix Engineer: Speech
    Composer Lyricist: Arrested Development

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  • United Minds

    5:17

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    United Minds · Arrested Development

    Zingalamaduni

    ℗ 1994 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Producer: Speech
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Alvin Speights
    Producer: Mike Mauldin
    Composer: Arrested Development
    Author: Speech

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  • Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal

    4:21

    Tony Bingham, a sincere friend, found our location for this video at the last minute - and we were of course elated. But on the shooting day in question, the skies produced rain clouds for miles.

    I sat silently, thinking how I'd finally gotten to shoot a music video for this band (I had already directed their EPK and documentary), and now the heavens were not cooperating. Clearly a disaster was abound. I decided to shoot anyway. Maybe two takes in, I'd pretty much given up on the clip having any signature look...everything was drab, muddy and dark.

    But within, it seemed, seconds, a wondrous thing happened. I received a call from my steadicam operator who said prior his schedule would not allow for him to be there - now he was asking for directions. My smile began. Once he arrived, the cloud cover peeled back. We had a stretch of about 3 hours of moist sunlight! Outstanding!

    After a bit of fertile photography, we packed up and left the farm location, stumbling accidently on a small shack in the middle of nowhere. Funny, when I entered the rickety structure, a visible hole stood out in the middle of the place. I thought out loud, Quick, let's place the camera down there, and spin it in a circle to catch each band member in a different part of this open house. Worked like a charm!

    And when I suggested Speech sit in the window, the sun grew brighter for our two only takes. God...is all one can say.

    We traveled back to downtown ATL, where I was favored with the distinct honor of working with famed artist, Radcliffe Bailey. A polished professional. He braved rush hour traffic, and seedy alleyways for us to capture what was pure about his work even then.

    We ended our spirited day at the Scoville Hotel, where we finalized our efforts for the remainder of the concept.

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  • Arrested Development - People Everyday | NYC @ Herbert Von King Park | Jul 19 2007

    5:49




    Arrested Development playing People Everyday live at Herbert Von King Park in New York City on July 19 2007.

    Arrested Development speaks thru music to the world. Speech one of the vocalist for this collective says, Our people have been through so much turmoil and strife for hundreds of years now. We get on stage every night with the mission to broaden the perspectives and give inspiration to rise above the stereotypes and materialism. Unsurprisingly, then, the Grammy award winning group Arrested Development has been devoted to nudging folks in the direction of freedom and spiritual evolution for over 15 years.

    The group describes their sound as Life Music. A.D. respects women, and promotes family, spirituality and male responsibility. They are about consciousness, the earth, African self determination and love. They define themselves as hip-hop artists but also just artists. They are dancers, vocalists, turntablist, drummers, and everything in between. Arrested Development is and has always been a communal music community with any number of talented members on board, picture your family reunion but more musical. Speech may be the most known member of the group, being the front man, but Dionne Farris, Eshe (Black Life), Rasa Don (Raz), Baba Oje (the elder), Nicha and many others have contributed much to this Kalidescope of image and sound.

    A.D.s debut album 3 years, 5 months and 2 days in the life of...(EMI) referred to the amount of time passed between the start of the group and the signing of their first record deal. Singles like Tennessee, is an open letter to God, which, not unlike Billie Holidays Strange Fruit, gives new meaning to the term Family tree. The song won an MTV music award for best rap single 1992. People Everyday another of their hits is a super funky treatment of the immortal Sly Stone anthem Everyday People, also won them an MTV video award for best music video 1992. Mr. Wendal the bands biggest hit, humanizes the bums on our streets. Of which A.D. donated half of all the royalties to the National Coalition for the Homeless. A.D. has sold over 6 million albums to date.

    They've won 2 Grammy awards for best new artist and best rap single 1993. They were the first African - American artists to donate money to Nelson Mandela and the ANC to help their brothers and sisters in South Africa; Arrested Development has put in work with legends like director Spike Lee, on the major motion picture X. They've connected with Cornel West, Nation of Islam, Black Panthers and many other organizations and black leaders. But in all their activism, lets not forget their music.

    A.D.s music has shook the bootys, hearts and minds of listeners from across the planet and its been recognized by peers as fresh, innovative and needed in the hip-hop game. A.D. became known for rockin' samples, live instruments, bold scratching and organic sounds to form their blend of Hip Hop. After a long hiatus, the group has come together again! And its all good.

    They have recorded 2 special releases for Speechs highly successful solo market of Japan. They consistently tour, Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan and of course the U.S. to standingroom-only crowds. They share stages & give love to new artists like Eyrkah Badu, Talib Kweli, Roots, Mos Def, Jurrasic 5 and many others. While keeping their own roots by rockin houses with KRS One, Big Daddy Kane and Grandmaster Flash. One of the unique passions of A.D. is their world vision. We know that Hip-hop reaches the globe, so why not use this opportunity to build bridges, says Speech. They've done shows with the legendary Mahotella Queens, African Show boys and many others.

    In 2005, AD performed and won as audience favorite on NBCs hit show of the summer, Hit me Baby 1 more time. For that show they again showed their hearts by donating $20,000 to UNICEF for relief in Sudan, Africa.

    Right now A.D.'s fresh outta the studio, they took their time in recording the album of their career! Speech says, Hip-Hop is very unforgiving and the fact that weve done a lot doesn't matter to the average head out there, they wanna hear heat, and thats what we yearn to give. Look out for new Arrested Development project, in stores now! Arrested Developments music is now available on


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  • Interview with Speech of Arrested Development

    34:03

    Legendary hip-hop group Arrested Development is not known for making Christian music, but founding member and emcee, Speech, is without a doubt a believer in Christ. Now, Speech and his bandmates, are gearing up for a busy February when they drop two albums, Changing the Narrative and This Was Never Home. We talk about AD's 20+ year history and their future.

  • Arrested Development - Luxury

    3:51

    Arrested Development - Luxury.
    One of the most underestimated hiphop groups of all time!

  • Revolution

    4:18

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    Revolution (Another Perspective Mix) · Arrested Development

    Extended Revolution

    ℗ 1992 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2003-01-01

    Composer: Arrested Development
    Composer: African-National-Congress

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  • Arrested Development - Ease My Mind

    3:43

    One of my most favorite groups I'd ever have the pleasure of directing.

    Speech + family, and I, reunited for this clip from their second album, Zingalamaduni. He decided on the same hairdo from our stint together on Mr. Wendall. Worked perfectly.

    If you look closely, there are a few soon to discovered celebrities - actor Dorian Missick (Two Weeks Notice, The Manchurian Candidate, Lucky Number Slevin and Premium) Phokus (musician/illustrator extraordinaire...
    Nadirah Shakoor (an amazing songwriter and vocalist...
    and dance instructor Terri Ajile Axam.

  • Arrested Development on empowering the community!!! Rare

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    Arrested Development on Empowering the Community!!! Rare
    Arrested Development is an American alternative hip hop group that formed in Atlanta in 1988. It was founded by Speech and his then best friend Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s.
    The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... was the number-one album in the Village Voice's 1992 Pazz and Jop Critic's Poll [1] and in The Wire's 1992 Critic's choice. [2]

    A few months later, the group was approached by film director Spike Lee, to compose a song for his upcoming biopic based on the life of Malcolm X. The group then recorded Revolution, which appeared on the oldies-dominated soundtrack for the film, as well as the second half of its closing credits when the film was released in 1992.

    Their 1994 follow-up Zingalamaduni, which did well with some critics, but was panned by others,[who?] sold poorly. After the group broke up due to creative differences in 1996, Speech released a solo album; sales were poor in the United States but better in Japan. The group reunited in 2000 and has been touring and releasing records via Speech's Vagabond Productions and Speech Music. While Arrested Development has struggled to regain a following in the United States, they have met consistent success in Japan.[citation needed] Aerle Taree didn't return to Arrested Development because of vocal problems and DJ Headliner refused to rejoin the band due to bad blood over business differences.[3] Today Aerle is a poet and she's converted from Buddhism to Christianity.[4] In 2010 Baba Oje had a stroke.[5]

    The female vocalist on Tennessee, Dionne Farris, released a successful solo album in 1994, Wild Seed-Wild Flower. The album spawned the hit single I Know.

    Baba Oje is the group's spiritual elder. He and Speech met at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee when they were both students. Baba Oje was 57 years old at the time.

    In November 2003, the group sued the Fox network over the name of the TV show Arrested Development.[6] The suit is referenced in the Arrested Development episodes Public Relations, Motherboy XXX and For British Eyes Only.

    In June 2005, the group won the first round of NBC's television series contest Hit Me, Baby, One More Time, performing Tennessee and covering Los Lonely Boys' Heaven. They gave the proceeds ($20,000) to UNICEF.

    The group's follow-up to their 2004 Among The Trees was Since The Last Time, released internationally (not in the U.S.) on September 18, 2006. Since The Last Time was later released in the United States on October 30, 2007, on Vagabond Record & Tapes, Speech's boutique label.

    In March 2007, they toured Australia as part of a triple-bill, along with Simple Minds and INXS.

    On January 8, 2011, they performed in the festival first night for the Sydney Festival in Sydney, Australia. The group released their ninth album Strong under Vagabond Records and Tapes, and licensed to the Japanese record label Cutting Edge, on December 9, 2009, and had a top ten hit with the single The World is Changing in Japan. In an interview with Songfacts, Speech explained that the track Greener takes on the issue of climate change from the perspective of the African American community.[7]

    In August 2012, the group released its 10th album Standing At The Crossroads, recorded while touring internationally. The album, given away for free from the group's official website, took a lo-fi approach and was recorded entirely on a Mac laptop.[8] The same month they announced a new tour throughout the United States and Australia to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

  • Tennessee - Arrested Development

    4:33

    Tennessee was the title of a number-one R&B single by alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development, from their album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of . . .. The song contains a sample of Prince's Alphabet St.. The album's chart success was the beginning of the popularization of Southern hip-hop. 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of . . . stood in stark contrast to the gangsta rap that ruled the hip-hop charts in 1992, such as Dr. Dre's The Chronic, in its focus on spirituality, peace and love. It was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice critics poll. The album's title refers to the length of time it took Arrested Development to get a record contract. Tennessee topped the U.S. R&B chart for one week and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1993. A recent poll of VH1 viewers placed the song at number 71 on the list of the Greatest Songs of the 90s and is listed as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was ranked number 78 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop. This channel is dedicated to all the great rap music from back in the day. The music that started the whole hip-hop revolution, the incredible music from the 70s, the 80s, and the early 90s . . . The Roots Of Rap are here!

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  • Arrested Development - Everyday People Live

    3:50

    Performed @ the 1993 Grammy Awards.

  • Arrested Development - Tennessee

    4:33

    Artist/Group: Arrested Development
    Album: 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of...
    Released: 1992
    Label: Chrysalis/EMI

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    Tennessee is the title of a number-one R&B single by alternative hip hop group Arrested Development, from its album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of.... The song contains a sample of Prince's Alphabet St.. The music video for the song was directed by Milcho Manchevski and shot in Georgia, with friends of the group and people from the local area appearing in the clip. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1993. A recent poll of VH1 viewers placed the song at number 71 on the list of the Greatest Songs of the 90s and is listed as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was ranked number 78 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. The song also served as the theme to the short-lived Malcolm-Jamal Warner sitcom Here and Now.

    Speech was inspired to write the song after meeting up with his brother at his grandmother's funeral in Tennessee. Shortly afterward, his brother died suddenly from a bad asthma attack, and Speech wrote the song about the experience of losing two loved ones so close together. The song uses a sample from Prince's Alphabet Street which was not cleared ahead of time. Prince's lawyers waited until after the song sold well and then charged the group $100,000 for the use of said sample. Speech later said he felt Prince gave him a break by demanding a single payment instead of co-writing credit on the song, which would have entitled Prince to a share of all royalties in the future.

    Tennessee topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for one week and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

    In the United Kingdom, the song spent a seven-week run on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number forty six, but after the top ten successes of both People Everyday and Mr. Wendal on the chart, it was re-released in 1993, charting for a further six weeks and peaking at number eighteen.

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  • Bloody Live by Arrested Development

    3:30

    Here's the Atlanta hip hop group Arrested Development performing their song Bloody from their 2009/2010 album Strong at The Alley in Charleston, South Carolina

  • People Everyday - Arrested Development - Instrumental MAX EDIT

    1:1:48

    People Everyday is a song by American rap/Hip hop group Arrested Development. It was released in May 1992 as the second single from their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of....

    1hour best parts on loop

  • Arrested Development - My Reflection

    4:08

    Celebrating 20 years of a mission. AD has toured much of the world, they've met people from all races and cultures; the group has plenty of options as far as musical direction. They chose a lo-fi approach with much of the record. Listening to standing at the Crossroads you get lost in the groups expansive lyrical content, one fan with the tag PumaSweat posted on Youtube, I don't know if I am trying to wrap my mind around them lyrics or if the lyrics are wrapping themselves around my mind.
    FYYYAAAAH! I couldn't agree more. With AD's signature melodic/musical textures mixed with political savvy, each song leaps from serious to casual without warning.

  • ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT EVERYDAY PEOPLE Album Version

    5:00

    Todd Thomas (born October 25, 1968), better known by the stage name Speech, is an American rapper and musician. He is a member of the progressive hip hop group Arrested Development and has released a number of solo albums.He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States and spent his childhood years there and in Ripley, Tennessee, before relocating to Georgia in 1987 to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. He attended Rufus King High School.

    See I was resting at the park minding my own
    Business, as I kick up the treble tone
    On my radio tape player box, right
    Just loud enough so folks could hear it's hype, see ?
    Outta nowhere comes the woman I'm dating
    Investigation maybe she was demonstrating
    But nevertheless I was pleased
    My day was going great and my soul was at ease

    Until a group of brothers started bugging out
    Drinking the 40 oz, going the nigga route
    Disrespecting my black queen
    Holding their crotches and being obscene
    At first I ignored them 'cause see I know their type
    They got drunk and got guns and they wanna fight
    And they see a young couple having a time that's good
    And their egos wanna test a brother's manhood

    So they came to test Speech 'cause of my hair-do
    And the loud bright colors that I wear
    I was a target cause I'm a fashion misfit
    And the outfit that I'm wearing brothers dissing it
    Well I stay calm and pray the niggaz leave me be
    But they're squeezing parts of my date's anatomy
    Why, Lord, do brothers have to drill me ?
    'Cause if I start to hit this man they'll have to kill me

    See I am everyday people
    See I am everyday people

    I told the niggaz please let us pass, friend
    I said please cause I don't like killing Africans
    But he wouldn't stop and I ain't Ice Cube
    But I had to take the brother out for being rude
    And like I said before I was mad by then
    It took three or four cops to pull me off of him
    But that's the story y'all of a black man
    Acting like a nigga and get stomped by an African

    You see I am everyday people
    You see I am everyday people

    The moral of the story is
    You better look very hard on who you step into
    As you might get killed or shot and it's not worth
    Africans need to be loving each other and you know

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    People Everyday is a song by American rap/Hip hop group Arrested Development. It was released in May 1992 as the second single from their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of....

    The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. People Everyday also becoming their biggest hit in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1992, behind End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Elsewhere, the song also peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, France and New Zealand.

  • Arrested Development- Tennessee

    4:34

    A popular song from this group.

  • Arrested Development - Miracles

    3:55

    The brand new single miracles from the hip hop-group arrested development. check:

  • People Everyday Live by Arrested Development

    5:43

    Here's the Atlanta hip hop group Arrested Development performing their 1992 hit called People Everyday at The Alley in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Mr Wendal

    4:07

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    Mr Wendal (2002 Remaster / 24 Bit Mastering) · Arrested Development

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer, Studio Personnel, Mixer: Speech
    Producer, Executive Producer: Mike Mauldin
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: Alvin Speights
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Matt Still
    Composer Lyricist: Todd A Thomas
    Composer Lyricist: Sly Stone

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  • Pioneers of Hip Hop feat. Speech of Arrested Development | Mic Check Media

    25:38

    Mic Check Media's in depth interview with Speech of Arrested Development

  • Arrested Development - Living -

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    two-time Grammy award winning hip-hop group Arrested Development, true trailblazers in hip-hop.

    Since 1991 they've championed fresh sounds, spreading unique hip-hop around the world.

    As recipients of an NAACP image award (1993) they represent culture with beats & pride.

    They brought much needed attention to the plight of the homeless through their hit song Mr. Wendal and celebrate cultural diversity in the dance smash, People Everyday. When asked recently about the state of hip-hop during the last 15 years, AD front man Speech, commented there is little to no balance; the flood of rappers turned corporate moguls is a reflection of how the genre is losing it's creative spirit, but we want to play our part in bringing a balance back! It's time for more substance.

    In 2012, the group returns with a powerful Mixtape called, Standing At The Crossroads. Their lead-off single, LIVING won the coveted L.A.MOVIE AWARD -- 2012! The music video is directed by: The Feel, The Ingredient & Speech. The single and upcoming album is a motivational anthem for hip-hop heads, spiritual people & social activists around the world! The groups goal with this new music is to help inspire Hip-Hop to become more balanced in it's musicality and subject matter, while having fun! The group appears on TV One's hit show, UNSUNG August 6th.

    Standing at the Crossroads drops August 6th 2012.

    In 2009, Arrested Development released a batch of songs entitled STRONG. Outstanding tracks such as Greener, & Bloody sends the message loud and clear that AD are still thirsty!

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    It's been twenty years since a new group called Arrested Development slammed the gangsta dominated world of hip hop with defiant lyrics of hope. Apparently the world was ready for the change as AD became the first ever hip-hop artist to receive the best new artist Grammy, (a distinction it still maintains today in that category). In addition, the group also received a Grammy award for best rap single for their anthemic prayer-like hit song, Tennessee.
    Money came in but not for precious stones and big cars. Instead, these pioneers of the conscious rap game took one big step for mankind by giving back and becoming the first African American artists to donate money to Nelson Mandela and the ANC. They used their voices and their status to the benefit of many underprivileged brothers and sisters around the world.
    With the success of the single Mr Wendal, Arrested Development brought the issue of homelessness to the forefront. The group donated half of the royalty earnings from Mr Wendal to the National Coalition of the Homeless. Awards, chart success and accolades continued to follow. One of the highlights was being asked to write a song for Spike Lee's movie about minister and human rights activist, Malcom X. The movie, X, went on to become one of Spike Lee's most highly acclaimed works. The Arrested Development song, Revolution, would forever be associated with one of the most important movies in black culture. (Eighteen years later, the response that comes whenever the group performs this song is inspiring.
    Their album, 3 years, 5 months and two days In The Life of, sold over 4 million units, with singles from that maiden voyage playing like a soundtrack in the lives' of so many people world wide Their sophomore release Zingalamaduni was a critics' favorite. Although the album was well received and garnered another Grammy nomination, it failed to reach the same heights as the previous album. Nonetheless, it reached sales in excess of 500,000 copies.
    Just as it seemed that positive hip hop had found a way of being embraced by the mainstream, a new wave of negative hip hop artists, demeaning women, glorifying drugs and promoting criminality, came along and energized the base at the corporate record companies, prompting record executives to inject more and more money to get these negative stereotypes into the minds and hearts of young people, of whom many, were desperately searching for their path and identity in life. The move proved to be an enormous success for these artists, while making corporations billions of dollars.
    With the pressures of the music industry weighing heavily, and inner turmoil striking within the group, it was time for Arrested Development to take a break and redefine their individual and collective purpose. For some members, it was time to take a hiatus from the industry, for a few, it was time to start a family, while other members delved into new musical projects and collaborations.
    In the year 2000, Arrested Development re emerged with a new lineup and a new album called Heroes of the harvest This time the inner turmoil was replaced by inner peace, the pressures of the industry were lifted, and one of hip hop's best, was back rocking stages.
    For the last thirteen years, Arrested Development has performed concerts in literally every part of the world. They continue to release new music and find new success in different corners of the globe. Their shows are a celebration of life. Experiencing an Arrested Development concert is an uplifting and spiritual event wrapped into one big party.
    In 2013, founding member and front man Speech, teamed up with multi platinum award winning producer and hit maker Kevin Khao Cates, (best known for his work with TI, Jay-Z, R.Kelly, Ludacris, Snoop Dog, Lil Kim ) together, they have been working on riveting new music, loaded with powerful lyrics and pulsating grooves, that are sure to stir it up, in the hearts and souls of hip hop fans everywhere.
    Stay tuned for new releases from Arrested Development and a new solo project from Speech in the upcoming months. .
    In 2010, the spiritual guru of the band, Baba OJ, suffered a major stroke. Since that time he has been undergoing rehabilitation and continues to make steady progress. The group's prayers and thoughts are constantly with him. His awesome presence can still be felt on the stage. Fans from all over the world send their love to Baba OJ and pray for that magical day when he will once again be able to grace us with his awesome presence.

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    Celebrating 20 years of a mission. AD has toured much of the world, they've met people from all races and cultures; the group has plenty of options as far as musical direction. They chose a lo-fi approach with much of the record. Listening to standing at the Crossroads you get lost in the groups expansive lyrical content, one fan with the tag PumaSweat posted on Youtube, I don't know if I am trying to wrap my mind around them lyrics or if the lyrics are wrapping themselves around my mind.
    FYYYAAAAH! I couldn't agree more. With AD's signature melodic/musical textures mixed with political savvy, each song leaps from serious to casual without warning.

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    New smooth video of one of the most important hip hop-groups in the world: Arrested Development!
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    Band vs Artists Podcast is an interview show featuring 3 members of the band Process of Fusion talking to guests from various creative industries.

    Ep. 7 features guest host Vinny Jett of #Faithfully Podcast & Speech of legendary hip-hop group Arrested Development.

    For more on the members of the band Process of Fusion check out the links:




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