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The Hip-Hop Saves Lives Collection is based on the single "Hip-Hop Saves Lives" by Grammy Award-winning Group Arrested Development. The song features: Chuck D of Public Enemy and Grandmaster Caz! The beat produced by Configa.


Every T-shirt sold benefits the exceptional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Positive Impact International  based in Suwanee, GA.. They give assistance and protection to unhoused and at-risk youth, vulnerable children and adolescents. Positive Impact International helps those in urgent need. 

Positive Impact International also offers a range of resources, including life-skill education, mentoring & family therapy. They have been recognized as a "Safe Place" by The National Safe Place organization.

Speech & ArrestedDevelopment are donating their proceeds to Positive Impact International and invite you to support as well with the "Hip Hop Saves Lives Collection." All proceeds benefit the youth.

This exceptional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to offering artistic initiatives and life-skill education to vulnerable children and adolescents. They have been recognized as a "Safe Place" by The National Safe Place organization, which provides assistance and protection to young individuals in urgent need.  VISIT THE COLLECTION HERE

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Hip Hop Saves Lives (feat. Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz)
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True Hip-hop trailblazers since 1991, Arrested Development has been cultural champions of consciousness and empowerment across the planet. Their representation 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.

Arrested Development have been supporters of important groups and movements like the National Coalition of The Homeless, and the African National Congress (ANC).

 

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 NAACP Image Award. Rolling Stone magazine named them Band of The Year in 1992, while VH-1 named them one of the greatest Hip-hop artists of all time! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even named the AD smash “Tennessee” one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. Sharing the stage with such important figures such as Nelson Mandela, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Hilary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, AD are the categorical definition of legends.

 

The band continues their forward march of curating great music that is about self reflection and igniting change. Their forthcoming double album, ‘Bullets in the Chamber’ is no exception. The 21-track project features a selection of legendary musicians including: Chuck D, Canibus, Diana King, Sa-Roc, Ras Kass, Sky Zoo, Grandmaster Caz, Sol Messiah & O'hene Savant. Executively produced by Speech for Vagabond Productions and Configa. The single "Hip Hop Saves Lives", released December 2023, features the incomparable Chuck D & Grandmaster Caz.  ‘Bullets in the Chamber’ drops January 12th, 2024 and will bring incomparable lyricism, storytelling, and cognizant awareness delivered in a fashion only Arrested Development can carry through!

Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop!

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