Reggae Geel


Arrested Development

SATURDAY 3 AUG - Gold Stage


GENRE: Conscious and positive hip-hop activism

🔥Arrested Development is known for its innovative sampling, incorporating African music and field recordings to create a unique sound.

🔥They’re credited as positive and socially conscious hip-hop pioneers, focusing on uplifting themes and Afrocentric vibes.

🔥Their award-winning debut album, “3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…” refers to the time it took the group to secure a record deal.

🔥They were the first winners of the “Best Rap Album” Grammy in 1993 for their debut, setting a precedent for the genre.

🔥The group’s name, “Arrested Development,” reflects their critique of the socio-political stagnation in society.

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Arrested Development takes the stage! These hip-hop trailblazers have been a cultural champion of consciousness and empowerment across the planet. Their vibrant African sounds and clothing blend have produced a unique clash of rhythms and styles.

​This group bring the credits to match their licks and rhymes. With numerous album releases and world tours, Arrested Development has been ground-breaking in Hip-hop culture. They won two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Single (Tennessee), 2 MTV awards, a Soul Train Music Award, and the NCAAP Image Award. Rolling Stone magazine named them Band of The Year, while VH-1 named them one of the greatest Hip-hop artists of all time! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even named their smash tune “Tennessee” one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.

Arrested Development puts their conscious and rebellious lyrics into practice. They shared the stage with influential icons such as Nelson Mandela, Minister Louis Farrakhan, and Barack Obama. Make no mistake: this posse is the categorical definition of legends. Make sure you don’t miss them!