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Arrested Development

Arrested Development was a progressive, pioneering rap group, founded as a positive, Afrocentric form of rap (as a reaction against Public Enemy) by Speech and DJ Headliner.

It took the group three years, five months and two days to be offered a record deal. Hence, the name of the first album was 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of, which produced several hit tracks, including "Tennessee", "People Everyday" and "Mr. Wendal" hit the top ten. The group won a Grammy for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, and were also Band of the Year for Rolling Stone. The follow up was 1993's Zingalamaduni, which did very well with some critics, but was panned by many others and ended up selling little. They broke up in 1996. Speech released a solo album, but sales were poor.

Arrested Development Discography
Year Title Label
1992 Three Years, Five Months & Two Days in the Life of Chrysalis Records
1993 Zingalamaduni Chrysalis Records