Arrested Development are true trailblazers within hip-hop music. Since 1991 they've championed colorful sounds, while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and musicality around the globe. AD's hit song "Mr. Wendal" brought much needed attention to the plight of the homeless, their dance smash, "People Everyday" addressed the tension between ignorance and consciousness while paying homage to Sly & the Family Stone, and "Tennessee" and its MTV video exposed the group to the broader world.
All of the aforementioned classics are found on the group's watershed debut, 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of. Although many of their themes center around the analysis and celebration of black reality in America, people of all backgrounds relate to Arrested Development's music. The Grammy's were among the first to "get it!" as AD took home two awards in 1993 (Best New Artist & Best Rap Single for "Tennessee"), Rollingstone Magazine named them band of the year, and they were the first and last rap group (thus far), to win the Best New Artist award Grammy.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of is reissued here on double vinyl courtesy of Capitol Records.