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One of the major success stories of 1992, Arrested Development are a progressive rap collective fusing soul, blues, hip-hop, and Sly & the Family Stone-influenced funk with political, socially conscious lyrics. The group was founded in the late '80s by rapper Speech and DJ Headliner, who decided to make the transition to a more positive, Afrocentric viewpoint after hearing Public Enemy. Arrested Development's debut album took its title from the amount of time it took the group to secure a record contract; 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... produced the hit single "Tennessee," a strongly spiritual track that hit the Top Ten and sparked the album to sell over four million copies. Its two follow-ups, "People Everyday" (a rewrite of Sly's "Everyday People") and "Mr. Wendal" did likewise. Accolades poured in; Arrested Development won Grammys for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, and was named Rolling Stone's Band of the Year. The group returned one year later with Zingalamaduni, which some reviews hailed as a major work, though overall response was more ambivalent. In 1996, contrary to Speech's earlier assertion that the group would be around for ten or 12 years, Arrested Development officially broke up. Speech went solo, though his debut album failed to make an impact. In 2006, the band reunited and released Since the Last Time in Japan. A year later the album saw release in the U.S. ~ Steve Huey
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Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   Tennessee
  3.   People Everyday
  4.   Mr. Wendal
  5.   Revolution
  6.   Mama's Always on Stage
  7.   Natural
  8.   Raining Revolution
  9.   U
  10.   The Gettin'
  11.   Fishin' 4 Religion
  12.   Searchin' for One Soul
  13.   Give a Man a Fish
  14.   Tennesse
  15.   Like Marvin Gaye Said (What's Going On)
  16.   Children Play With Earth
  17.   Dawn of the Dreads
  18.   Tenessee
  19.   Praisin' U
  20.   Warm Sentiments
  21.   Can U Hear Me
  22.   WMFW (We Must Fight and Win) FM
  23.   Africa's Inside Me
  24.   Better Days
  25.   Vacant
  26.   The Illusion of Obstacles
  27.   Kings
  28.   From A to Za (Bass Solo)
  29.   Dang Diggy Dang
  30.   Sly Jam
  31.   Where?
  32.   In 1 Day (Whole World Changed)
  33.   Weight (Off My Back)
  34.   Up
  35.   Trauma
  36.   Let's Go
  37.   The Harvest is Here
  38.   Front to the Back
  39.   Follow That
  40.   Ego
  41.   Each Generation
  42.   Africa We Thank Ya
  43.   The World is Changing
  44.   We Rad We Doin' It
  45.   La La
  46.   Greener
  47.   Haters
  48.   The Trends
  49.   Let Your Voice Be Heard
  50.   Bloody
  51.   Lost Soldiers
  52.   Washed Away
  53.   United Minds
  54.   United Front
  55.   Time
  56.   The Drum
  57.   Tell Me Something (Let Me Know)
  58.   Southern Fried Funk
  59.   Shell
  60.   Redemption Song
  61.   Pride
  62.   Music Life
  63.   Mr. Landlord
  64.   Man's Final Frontier
  65.   In the Sunshine
  66.   Fishin' for Religion
  67.   Ease My Mind
  68.   Celebration
  69.   Craft & Optics
  70.   Family Interlude
  71.   Ache'n for Acres
  72.   Suit Up
  73.   We Rolling
  74.   Out to the World
  75.   Freedom
  76.   Mister Landlord
  77.   Kneelin' at My Altar
  78.   Fountain of Youth
  79.   Eve of Reality
  80.   Blues Happy
  81.   In the South
  82.   In Line
  83.   Too Much Woman For Ya
  84.   Baba Oje Intro
  85.   Baba's Dance Party
  86.   Machete X Solo
  87.   I Don't See You at the Club
  88.   Act A Fool
  89.   Any Tree But That
  90.   The Shlingo
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