Arrested Development

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Surprise Finale

An groundbreaking band whose music has had ripple effects across the globe since 1991 rounded out the day and sent attendees home with more than a song in their hearts.

Arrested Development (AD) have been trailblazing within hip-hop music since 1991 championing colorful sounds, while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and musicality around the globe.

Hit song “Mr. Wendal“ brought much needed attention to the plight of the homeless and the group gave half of that singles royalties to the National coalition of the homeless. Their dance smash, “People Everyday” (Metamorphosis mix) addresses the tension between ignorance & consciousness, while paying homage to Sly & the Family Stone.

AD won two Grammy awards (1993 – Best New Artist & Best Rap Single – Tennessee), Rollingstone Magazine named them band of the year in 1992.

Arrested Development donated to the African National Congress (ANC) to end the pains of apartheid and sharing the stage with Nelson Mandela in South Africa (1994) was a highlight for the group!