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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th St.
Denver, CO  80202
Arrested Development was one of the earliest incarnations of alternative hip-hop, as it would come to be called by critics. That designation is, of course, problematic when part of the reason the group wasn't immediately embraced by hip-hop culture was its roots in the American South, specifically Atlanta. When singer, rapper and musician Speech, born Todd Thomas, formed the outfit in 1987 with his then-friend and collaborator Timothy “DJ Headliner” Barnwell, they had to create the opportunity to make the music that eventually lead to two 1993 Grammy Awards.

Read more here: Speech, of Hip-Hop Veterans Arrested Development, Keeps Growing

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