It’s been thirty years since a new group called Arrested Development slammed the gangsta dominated world of hip hop with defiant lyrics of hope. Apparently the world was ready as The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist (the first hip hop artist ever to win the award) and Best Rap Performance for their anthemic prayer-like hit song, Tennessee. They were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone Magazine.
With the success of the single Mr Wendal, Arrested Development brought the issue of homelessness to the forefront. The group donated half of the royalty earnings from Mr Wendal to the National Coalition of the Homeless People Everyday was also a top hit from the album, reaching the #2 spot on the Hip Hop Charts
A few months later, the group was approached by film director Spike Lee to compose a song for his upcoming biopic based on the life of Malxom X. The group then recorded "Revolution", which appeared on the oldies-dominated Soundtrack for the film, as well as the second half of its closing credits when the film was released in 1992.
Now, they're here in Charleston to play you all their hit songs along with opening/closing sets from The Club Bullies and an opening performance from Matt Monday.
Early Bird Tickets are $30. They'll be on sale until Tuesday, April 24th at noon.
General Admission tickets will be $35.
The event is brought to you by Jack Fire, Tullamore Dew, Miller Lite, David Aylor Law Offices, Ear For Music & The Becket Agency.
This is a 21+ event. Doors open at 8pm.