25 Years Later
It has been 25 years since Arrested Development dropped their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of… on 24th March 1992. The era of good ‘aul tape cassettes and record stores.
The album not only gave rise to the popularization of Southern Hip Hop but was an immense success, with their sound travelling around the globe and making the band a household name worldwide.
The incontrovertible masterpiece by the 8-member-strong alternative American hip hop group proved a big chart success - seeing that 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of… was released just over a year after their formation in the beginning of the 90s, the hit album sure is something the musicians can be proud of.
Arrested Development is the brain child of Speech and DJ Headliner and was originally formed as a positive, afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap - a rather popular genre in the early 1990s.
A fine record that often crosses the line into excellence and a major influence on a new breed of alternative Southern hip-hop, including Goodie Mob, Outkast, and Nappy Roots -Steve Huey of AllMusic
Arrested Development TODAY is:
- Speech (Vocalist, Producer Turntables),
- Fareedah (Dancer Singer),
- Tasha LaRae (Singer),
- 1 Love (Vocalist Sampler),
- Za (Bass Guitar, Producer)
- JJ Boogie (Rhythm Guitar, Engineer, Producer),
- Extended Family Member Smok (Drums)
Since their debut release the band went on to record a further eleven studio albums, with the latest being the fantastic Changing The Narrative which hit stores in December 2016.
The group (lucky for us) decided to take the brand new record on tour in the UK & Ireland.
The band says this about the album:
This album is a free gift from Arrested Development to our fans! This is Hip-Hop music for the upliftment of people, from a legendary crew that's maintained integrity and purpose from day one. SPREAD THE NEWS about these albums, SHARE THIS SITE and MUSIC EVERYWHERE! Post about it on Facebook, SnapChat, Periscope, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram! We need each other!
...and you can get it for FREE here: http://www.adtheband2.com/product-page/changing-the-narrative
In 1 Day (Whole World Changed)
It sure is an exciting thought to be able to welcome the legendary & POSITIVE hip hop act back to our shores and so you won’t miss any upcoming shows and further releases stay in the loop on everything new via their website: http://www.adtheband2.com/
...or of course via the band's Social Media Accounts: