Arrested Development

Arrested Development is an afrocentric hip-hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s.

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 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…, which produced several hit tracks. These included "Tennessee", "People Everyday", and "Mr. Wendal", which hit the top ten. The group won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, and were also Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. Their 1994 follow-up Zingalamaduni, which did very well with some critics but was panned by many others, sold poorly. After the group broke up in 1996, Speech released a solo album, but sales were poor. The group reunited in 2000 (sans Headliner) and has been touring and releasing records via Speech’s Vagabond Productions and Speech Music. While Arrested Development has struggled to regain a following in the U.S., they have met moderate, consistent success in Japan.

Although she was never an official member of the band (and frequently clashed with Speech), the haunting voice behind "Tennessee", Dionne Farris, released a successful solo album in 1994, Wild Seed-Wild Flower. The album spawned the hit single, "I Know".

In November 2003, the group sued the FOX network over their TV show Arrested Development. The suit is referenced in the Arrested Development episode "Motherboy XXX."

In June 2005, the group won the first round of NBC’s television series contest Hit Me Baby One More Time, performing "Tennessee" and covering Los Lonely Boys’ "Heaven."

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Arrested Development Albums

0.0 3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of– Arrested Development
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0.0 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of … Arrested Development
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0.0 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of… Arrested Development
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0.0 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of… Arrested Development
Released on
December 21, 2010
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0.0 Among The Trees Arrested Development
Released on
August 2, 2004
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0.0 Arrested Development Arrested Development
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0.0 Arrested Development – Greatest Hits Arrested Development
Released on
July 26, 2005
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0.0 Best of Arrested Development
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0.0 Best Of Arrested Development Arrested Development
Released on
May 25, 1998
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0.0 Classic Masters Arrested Development
Released on
June 10, 2008
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0.0 Da Feelin’ Arrested Development
Released on
July 26, 2005
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0.0 Ease My Mind Arrested Development
Released on
May 10, 1994
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0.0 Extended Revolution Arrested Development
Released on
March 3, 2003
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0.0 Greatest Hits Arrested Development
Released on
October 30, 2001
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0.0 Heroes of the Harvest Arrested Development
Released on
December 2, 2003
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0.0 Honeymoon Day Arrested Development
Released on
August 12, 2004
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0.0 Life Music Arrested Development
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0.0 Living Arrested Development
Released on
September 27, 2011
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0.0 Miracles Arrested Development
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0.0 Mr. Wendal Arrested Development
Released on
December 22, 1992
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