Rhymes & Reasons presents a recent gem in our series of interviews with hip-hop heads on the songs that matter most to them: Speech of Arrested Development.

In 1993, A.D. was named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone and won two Grammy awards. Their singles “Tennessee,” “Everyday People,” and “Mr. Wendal” are landmarks in the history of real, radio-friendly conscious hip-hop. Maybe the Atlanta-based group was ahead of its time.

Speech talks about Public Enemy’s “Rebel without a Pause,” De La Soul’s “3 Is the Magic Number,” and what KRS-One had to say on his voicemail ten years later


Check out the interview below:

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Rhymes & Reasons talks to hip-hop heads the globe over about their lives through the lens of songs that matter to them.

Conscious, gangster, underground, commercial, Midwest, Dirty South, and everything in between — everybody’s got a little story to tell.

These in-depth interviews explore what the person finds meaningful in the music and how the music impacted their life, particularly the social issues that play a role in influencing who the person has become.

Interviewing people from all walks of life, Rhymes & Reasons hopes to highlight the beauty in hip-hop as we come to understand the shared nature of our stories.

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