The Irish Village Dubai presents hip-hop trailblazers Arrested Development Live in Dubai on Friday 25 October 2019.
Irish village at Garhoud , Dubai
25 October 2019, 07:00 PM
25 October 2019, 12:00 AM
Hip-hop trailblazers and star American musicians Arrested Development are set to perform a one-off gig at The Irish Village on Friday 25 October. And if you know anything about this Atlanta-based alternative hip-hop group background, you know it’s not to be missed.
True Hip-hop trailblazers since 1991, Arrested Development have been cultural champions of consciousness and empowerment across the planet. Starring rappers Speech, One Love and friends, this upbeat group began as a way to spin rap in a positive, Afrocentric-inspired light.
Their demonstration of eclectic and vibrant African sounds and clothing has produced a unique clash of rhythms and style that continue to contrast the expected look and sound of hip-hop culture.
With numerous album releases, and world tours, Arrested Development has been ground-breaking in hip-hop culture.
Their album, 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of…, earned them 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’ in 1992, while VH1 named them one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time.
That’s not all though. As of September 5 this year, they were given an award from Black Music Honors, which honours legendary artists for their contribution to African American music.
Arrested Development will also be joined by Dubai's very own six-piece multi-instrumentalists Jaye & Foe; and Sound of the Sirens the UK's West Country folk-rock duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood.