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