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Arrested Development – Becoming (Video)

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2x Grammy Award Winning, groundbreaking iconic music group, and Hip Hop pioneers Arrested Development recently released their new album ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons.”  The 16-track album features a selection of eclectic musicians including Kuf Knotz, Skyy High, Christine Elise, O’hene Savant, Rambo, Let The Dirt Say Amen, Fro Magnum Man, MRK SX, and is executively produced by Speech for Vagabond Productions and Configa for Configaration Records.

“Becoming” is the first video off the album and truly sets the tone for what fans can expect from the album. It’s infectious beats along with dually clapping and striking drums with vacillating piano keys are soul-shaking, while the intricate storytelling and bold images are eye awakening.

Speech shares his vow to become the best he can be and transcends us back to age nine, teen years, and young adulthood. His vivid memories expose domestic violence, his journey into the streets with hopes of earning respect, and harsh lessons behind bars.  Upon his release, a new devout way of thinking takes over by means of glorified sermons.

The captivating chorus and invigorating energy from the group ignite a sense of freedom and elation that needs to be celebrated. Watch “Becoming” and stream ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ below.

“Becoming” is dedicated to Anthony Johnston (from the film 16 Bars)

Stream/download ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ here

The group assures fans and listeners this is no hit or miss album.  Each track is distinct in style, flow, and vibe, with influential wordplay and infectious soundscapes. They breakdown and take apart worldly injustices, the current state of racism, grueling masks of politics, and on the flip side offer empowering gems on how to overcome and rise through. The production throughout the entire album channels a continuous kaleidoscope of invigorating bass, soul, funk, worldly tones, and even innovative cadences ear-pleasing to a younger generation of music connoisseurs. ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ ideally serves as a “how-to” handbook brimming with incomparable lyricism, storytelling, and cognizant awareness delivered in a fashion only Arrested Development can carry through.

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SPEECH – A Different World (Reaction To Capitol Insurrection)

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 “This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH

Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.

“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH

“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”

Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.

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Meet Edwar NYC Creative Photographer

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There’s a New Kid on the Block with spicy new photography skills. This Man goes by the Name Edwar, an egyptain born Photographer capturing precious visuals in New York City. Edwar was born in Egypt in 2000. He approached photography with an old reflex of his father and from there began his artistic and spiritual journey. During his travels in the most remote places and countries of the world, Edwar manages to capture moments of light between time and space, in dimensions of unknown cultures, managing to build a spiritual and visual bridge between faces and places, colors and fragrances. of the east in an extraordinary way. His post-production technique is the result of long research and experience in order to fully express the atmosphere experienced in his travels. Edwar loves that silent relationship between secret lands and cultures of other worlds, living the worship and devotion of colorful humanity of pure essence with delicacy and grace. His artistic career is characterized by capturing the beauty of looks and gestures. In full respect of their closed and timid customs, managing to interact with them expressing in his visions/emotions also the invisible. The silent words, the untold stories, the smiles of the curious and hidden soul, creating a real artistic/spiritual heritage to be lived in every shot.  Edwar grew up in New York, He is a college student studying to be a doctor but he loves photography since he was a kid. So he decided to figure out what to do with his photography talent. One day he went to Times Square and started asking random people if he could take their picture for free and many people liked his idea.Follow his art @EDWARNYC on IG.

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