Arrested Development's 20th anniversary concert will now take place Wed., Sept. 19 at Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta/40th Birthday Extravaganza. Get your tickets!
Two-time Grammy award winning hip-hop groupArrested Development are true trailblazers in hip-hop. Since 1991 they’ve championed fresh sounds, spreading unique hip-hop around the world. As recipients of an NAACP image award (1993) they represent black culture with beats & pride. They brought much needed attention to the plight of the homeless through their hit song “Mr. Wendal”, and celebrated cultural diversity in the dance smash, “People Everyday”. Chuck D (Public Enemy) was once quoted saying “Rap is CNN for Blacks”. Take Arrested Development and others out of the hip-hop equation and you are left with an imbalance in subject matter & flavor. The demeaning of women, glorifying gangster life and drug use become more of the norm. When asked recently about the state of hip-hop during the last 15 years, AD frontman Speech, commented “there is little to no balance; the flood of rappers turned corporate moguls is a reflection of how the genre is losing it’s creative spirit, but we want to play our part in bringing a balance back! It’s time for more substance.”