He’s originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but Speech from Arrested Development has been in Atlanta for so long now that he considers it to be his hometown.
“I’ve lived here for over 30 years now,” the rapper and frontman muses. “It’s my city.”
Speech (AKA Todd Thomas) relocated to Georgia to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1987. He almost immediately linking up with DJ Headliner to form Arrested Development the next year. It took a few more until the conscious hip-hop ensemble broke into the charts but they did so in spectacular fashion, taking home 2 Grammys and selling 6 million copies of their 1992 debut album: 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of…
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