Personalities | Arrested Development | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1990–94)

Formed in Georgia, and based around Todd ‘Speech’ Thomas and Timothy ‘DJ Headliner’ Barnwell. Taking a pastoral rather than city attitude, Arrested Development fused articulate social concerns, black pride and education on to music that blended hip hop, funk and heavy doses of Sly. 3 Years, 5 Months And Two Days In The Life Of… (1992) featured vital hits ‘People Everyday’ and ‘Mr Wendel’. After Zingalamadni (1994) the band split. Speech went on to a solo career.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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