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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 Three Years, Five Months and Two 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



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