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maro
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"When was the last time you listened to Arrested Development?"
Fri Apr-13-18 10:27 AM by maro

  

          

Because SPEECH got the underrated crown on. Dude got lyrics on lyrics on lyrics.

Saw Arrested Development last night in Philly. This would be my 3rd time seeing them over the last 20 years. Like usual, they put on a phenomenal live hip-hop show. Tons of energy, live musicians and as per usual with Speech, you could hear every single word he spit. AND GOT DAYUM I forgot how well dude can rap. You know he got that singsongy draw at the end of his pronunciations, which I think always put him in an outside category for your favorite rapper. But for a hip-hop elder, I don't remember him sounding better, and much better than most live MC's that I have seen then and now.

26yrs in the game does that. Go back and listen to some Arrested Development. You'll be pleasantly surprised.


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Respect to them. Loved the second album
Apr 15th 2018
1
Zingalamaduni low key a gem
Apr 16th 2018
6
They were a major influence but I've never seen them...
Apr 16th 2018
2
my man
Apr 16th 2018
3
Show was phenominal
Apr 17th 2018
7
      venue
Apr 17th 2018
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I've not seen them in forever
Apr 16th 2018
4
Was put on to their 2006 album last year via Discover Weekly.
Apr 16th 2018
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about a month ago
Apr 18th 2018
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Not since 93
Apr 19th 2018
10
His feature on the latest DJ Koze album is nice.
May 04th 2018
11

ProgressiveSound
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1. "Respect to them. Loved the second album"
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Nick Has a Problem...Seriously
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6. "Zingalamaduni low key a gem "
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ToeJam
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2. "They were a major influence but I've never seen them..."
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Cuz of this post I looked up their tour and got tickets to the show TONIGHT in Boston. Thanks for the heads up.

Speech's solo work, esp. his first, is underrated. I'm excited.

  

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maro
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great show!!

look forward to your review!


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ToeJam
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7. "Show was phenominal"
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The venue was a little weird for a hip-hop show (seated tables, "wine" bar) but not too weird for the grown and sexy crowd this show mostly brought out. The band worked the room like pros, casually inviting the audience to stand and dance, which I did the entire time.

The band all has super-chops, but they don't overplay the songs so they're still the songs, yet bring each jam to a climax. The use of the sampler, where in other groups it could cause the band to drag, always seemed to sit just right in the mix, so the songs all sounded authentic, not like a band's version on a sampled hip-hop song.

Speech, along with the band, did an incredible job of keeping the classics fresh, finding all the little iconic moments in the songs to expand upon in fresh ways. Keeping the audience involved in a huge variety of call and responses. Tasha LaRae brought powerful vocals that could soar above the live arrangements. Fareedah is a Goddess from another planet. Her dance and energy (and vocals) are like an adrenaline shot. Or maybe an adrenaline IV. The harmony/hype work with 5 vocalists was all on point.

And all the new songs, while not the majority of the show, were dope. And yes, Speech's vocal clarity (and writing) allow you to catch every lyric, new shit included.

So glad I went. I will see them anytime they're in town.

  

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maro
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Interesting that they played a sit down joint. The venue in Philly had a bar in the back and the entire stage front, left and right was all floor space and packed, with just as you mentioned, lovely beautiful people who were all for the most part dancing their asses off.

Their live show, as it pertains to hip-hop is definitely in my top 10, if not top 5.

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4. "I've not seen them in forever"
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but they've always had great shows.

you're right about that first solo. it was really good. I played the hell out of it.

not sure why they eventually started getting clowned.

nah, you trippin

  

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5. "Was put on to their 2006 album last year via Discover Weekly."
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It's great. I love them.

I listen to their stray tracks quite often. Mr. Wendel is one of my all time favorite songs.

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9. "about a month ago"
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Revolution came on this mix and I almost lost my shit. i forgot how hard that song was.

Kev

  

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10. "Not since 93"
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This post me wanna revisit!


PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP Prplblckslvrgld https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prplblckslvrgld/1406675620

  

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11. "His feature on the latest DJ Koze album is nice."
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