Arrested Development

Arrested Development

Arrested Development took the light, funky sound of the Native Tongues school of hip-hop (De La Soul, Queen Latifah), blended in the folk-blues instrumentation of their native South (harmonica, acoustic guitars), added uplifting, gospel-tinged lyrics, and became one of the most successful crossover acts in rap. On the strength of its first single, "Tennessee" (#6 pop, #1 R&B), the group's 1992 debut album shot to #13 (#3 R&B).

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