WASHINGTON - Arrested Development developed a unique style of hip-hop when they started out back in the late 1980s.
"It was a time when diversity of style was celebrated," said the band's founder Todd 'Speech' Thomas. "If you could come up with unique vibes - that was celebrated that and was applauded. We wanted to make sure we did that."
'Speech' said the band drew off of real-life events to craft their songs - hits like 'Tennessee,' 'People Everyday', and 'Mr. Wendal.'
The band continues on producing new songs and performing to a new generation of fans.
"We're passionate folks," said 'Speech' when asked how the band has lasted in the music business for 24-years. "We still got stuff pouring out of us - so that helps you to get over the obstacles and the mountains that you have to climb."
Catch Arrested Development at the Howard Theatre on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9 p.m. Get the info here: http://thehowardtheatre.com/show/2016/02/04/arrested-development/