30 Years Ago ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Shared 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days Of Their Lives

Back in time

25 March 2022

Formed in Atlanta in 1988 hip-hop team ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT had their finest moment with their debut LP 3 YEARS, 5 MONTHS AND 2 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF…
released 30 years ago, on 24 March 1992. The title refers to the time AD needed to
get a record contract. Along with De La Soul and Soul II Soul they were hip-hopping
about love, peace and spirituality in contrast to the abundance of gangasta rap at
the time.

AllMusic: “In retrospect, 3 Years… isn’t quite as revolutionary as it first seemed,
though it’s still a fine record that often crosses the line into excellence. Its positive
messages were the chief selling point for many rock critics, and it’s filled with pleas
for black unity and brotherly compassion, as well as a devotion to the struggle for
equality.”
Score: 4.5/5.

The hit single…

The full LP

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: Story – All Albums