Arrested Development

Peace and Love and Respect to all of those online.

(SONIC HOST) SPEECH IS HERE

(MUZE) hey speech

(SONIC HOST) HEY SPEECH, WHAT'S UP?

(DANNY CHAVIS) did you see the cream reunion

(ANDREW SARNOW) muze, speech is here

(MUZE) i know where is he

(SPEECH) whats up?

(SPEECH) how's everybody feeling tonight?

(ANDREW SARNOW) yeah

(MUZE) cool. have you done this before?

(DANNY CHAVIS) Hello Speech what up?

(SPEECH) what's up danny?

(SONIC HOST) WET AND COLD

(DANNY CHAVIS) Well, I'm kinda mad at numbers tonight

(DANNY CHAVIS) Music, my brother..

(SPEECH) i've done one online cobnference withMTv

(SONIC HOST) SPEECH, WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM TONIGHT?

(SPEECH) atlatLANTA ,GEORGIA

(MIKE BAGLEY) how's the weather in hotlanta tonite?

(ANDREW SARNOW) speech, do you watch melrose place

(SPEECH) BEAUTIFUL! IT'S 67 DEGREES

(MUZE) believe it or not, here too

(SPEECH) NO. I'M NOT REALLY INTO MELROSE PLACE

(MUZE) neither am I but it was good tonight

(STARR) Speech What's up? what have you been working on?

(SPEECH) WHERE IS HERE MUZE?

(MUZE) NYC

(MUZE) Brooklyn, actually

(DANNY CHAVIS) So, what is the current lineup for

Arrested Development?

(SPEECH) I'VE LATELY BEEN JUST MAKING MUSIC

(NICHOLAS) you have a home studio?

(SPEECH) yes nicholas. i just got a home studio. it's a

dream come true. I call it the podium

(SPEECH) do you mean members?

(DANNY CHAVIS) Yes, I know your new keyboard player is

from Follow For Now - I know him

(SPEECH) Yes he toured with us on womad tour and wood

stock 94

(MUZE) yeah, who's in the group now?

(NICHOLAS) the teacher's podium?

(MIKE BAGLEY) did you attend coretta's speech today?

(SONIC HOST) WHAT'D YOU THINK OF WOMAD?

(SPEECH) I love Womad. I think it's a fanatastic tour.

Plus I love being outside for shows.

(DANNY CHAVIS) beautiful, I think he's really great for

you guys - Are you familiar with any other black

alternative bands in Atlanta?

(SPEECH) Yes there is Wild Peach, Moebius trip, Billy

Club, The Chronical and alot of others

(STARR) I saw you guys at WOMAD it was a great show

(SPEECH) no the music is the speech and the studio is the

podium. and no I didn't attend the speech today

(MUZE) Weren't FFN in the BRC?

(ANDREW SARNOW) Speech, do you feel arrested development

is "alternative" or "rap"?

(NICHOLAS) it's music

(ANDREW SARNOW) do you feel there should be any

categorizing?

(SPEECH) No I feel that music should cross all boundries.

(NICHOLAS) too bad the politics of Womad didn't reach

more people

(MIKE BAGLEY) what's your feelings on the situation with

ms. shabazz?

(SPEECH) I tend to feel that It's not true, But you never

know and I haven't really researched it.

(DANNY CHAVIS) THE BRC is a confusing organization - It's

hard for many young black groups to get started within

this organization.

(ANDREW SARNOW) what is the BRC?

(MUZE) Black Rock Coalition

(NICHOLAS) black rock coalition

(ANDREW SARNOW) thank you

(STARR) Speech our school is having Fusion, what's that

about?

(SPEECH) That's beautiful starr. Where are you?

(STARR) Oberlin College

(SPEECH) Fusion is a multicultural, musical with alot of

dance. We call it a Dansical. It chronicals the history

of black music and dance and it's importance on American

culture and politics.

(DANNY CHAVIS) I don't like the term "Black Rock" - What

about you Speech?

(MUZE) I havent' really heard that term used, except in

the title of the org.

(NICHOLAS) sounds like entrapment to me.

(MUZE) Damn. OHIO?

(STARR) do not diss Ohio

(SONIC HOST) WHAT'S WRONG WITH OHIO?

(MUZE) Nothing! Do you know Lem Oppenheimer?

(DANNY CHAVIS) Being a black musician - I find that the

BRC just alienates us further.

(NICHOLAS) Speech, do you have any words on the kind of

music you're making?

(MIKE BAGLEY) do you feel that the new film about brother

malcolm will shed more light on....

(STARR) What's your affiliation with the show?

(NICHOLAS) It must be pretty long, then

(MIKE BAGLEY) louis farraken?

(ANDREW SARNOW) Do you feel there is not enough black

history taught in the black community?

(NICHOLAS) or in the white community!

(SONIC HOST) MAYBE WE SHOULD SLOW DOWN THE QUESTIONS FOR

A SECOND.. LET SPEECH CATCH UP...

(SPEECH) As far as the BRC is concerned Im not part of

the organization but I hope that their intent is not to

alienate but to further publicize the beauty of these

black bands.

(SPEECH) Mike What film are you referring to?

(MUZE) I think the BRC has good intentions. How

effective it is, that's another matter.

(DANNY CHAVIS) what do you think could help young black

alternative groups not be categorized into either hip-

hop, funk or r&b? not that there is anything

wrong with these groups - but what about those black

musicians that don't fit the norm?

(SPEECH) Danny, Let me think about that for a minute

(NICHOLAS) "Brother Malcolm" is a new documentary about

Malcolm X's assassination

(SPEECH) I hope that it does shed more light on the

subject but I haven't had a chance to see it.

(SONIC HOST) ANDY, YOU HAD A QUESTION EARLIER

(ANDREW SARNOW) how much are you involved within the

black community?

(ANDREW SARNOW) within Atlanta?

(SPEECH) I live in the black community anmdrew. But in

what ways do you mean?

(ANDREW SARNOW) education -- sharing of your views to the

youth

(STARR) Speech, I loved Zingalamaduni, it was an amazing

album. How come so few people knew it was out?

(NICHOLAS) I have a good question -- how can we get Newt

Gingrich voted out of office down there?

(SPEECH) I'm about to embark on a lecture tour starting

February 1 during Blackj history month and I hope to

stirr up meaningful dialogue and activism in each place

that I visit.

(SPEECH) Yes, last year I did a lecture tour

(SPEECH) It was alot of fun I liked it and learned alot

(SONIC HOST) WHAT ABOUT ZINGALAMADUNI?

(SPEECH) Thank you. I think it was a combination of our

record label wanting to push A.D. as a pop group and when

pop radio did not catch on to it the label didn't know

what else to do.

(NICHOLAS) what kind of activism do you want to see,

Speech?

(SPEECH) I'd like to see people truly attempt to live the

positive afrocentric lifestyles enabling us as a people

to better provide a healthy lifestyle for ourselves

(SONIC HOST) ARE YOU SPEECHLESS?

(DANNY CHAVIS) What do you feel your role is in the

history of black musicians & do you feel you have

influenced music as much as Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Lee &

Love, & The Chambers brothers?

(MIKE BAGLEY) will you and chuck d work together on any

community projects in the future?

(STARR) It was definetly more of a "concept" album than

anything pop radio would play

(DANNY CHAVIS) love is a beautiful thing everybody

(SONIC HOST) MIKE ASKED ABOUT YOU AND CHUCK D WORKING

TOGETHER, SPEECH

(NICHOLAS) what are the elements of an afrocentric

lifestyle?

(SPEECH) I look at the music industry as documentation of

musical history and by being in this industry I feel that

I've played a part, but so far I don't feel as large as

Hendrix. If God willling maybe in the future.

(DANNY CHAVIS) Nicholas, I think it's to be true to

yourself & true to your heart - not any different from a

anglocentric lifestyle -eh?

(NICHOLAS) <---trying NOT to lead an anglocentric

lifestyle

(NICHOLAS) but yeah

(DANNY CHAVIS) You're just as beautiful..

(SPEECH) I've finally had a chance to meet Chuck D last

year on New Year's Eve. We kicked it to an Isley Bros.

Concert and we made a vow that night that

we would be involved in future political and musical

ventures.

(SONIC HOST) HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN RELATION TO THE

RAP COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, SPEECH?

(DANNY CHAVIS) brothers gotta work it out!

(ANDREW SARNOW) and do you feel you have a different

audience then your rap peers (white/colleg?)

(SPEECH) I'm just a part of the diverse and exciting

puzzle of HIP-HOP

(DANNY CHAVIS) did you ever have an afro?

(MIKE BAGLEY) could this mean a joint ad/pe album at some

time?or maybe a new music label?

(SONIC HOST) YES, ACTUALLY I DID

(SPEECH) No Andrew I dont. Whether from Snoop DOgg to

Arrested Development to The Beastie Boys we all share

many of the same audiences

(DANNY CHAVIS) Conference poll - who had afros here??

(SPEECH) Yes I actually I did.

(MIKE BAGLEY) i did!

(SONIC HOST) WE ALL DID

(ANDREW SARNOW) i had the steve perry look

(DANNY CHAVIS) COOL!!

(SONIC HOST) NICE, ANDREW

(SPEECH) In response to the question about the grouping

of black musicians. Hopefully we will find other ways to

promote good music perhaps Sonic Net. Ha Ha!

(NICHOLAS) yeah! actually, do you know any good black

music/black culture sites on the internet?

(SPEECH) Becuase then we wont have to rely on the

segregated radio system here in America. Radio overseas

is very different

(NICHOLAS) yeah, actually MTV is much more diverse. but

limited also, of course

(ANDREW SARNOW) MTV still segregates through different

shows

(NICHOLAS) not as much anymore

(SPEECH) There is a brother who run

(DANNY CHAVIS) yeah it sucks you have to be categorized

in MTV & radio here.

(NICHOLAS) what about that brother?

(SONIC HOST) SPEECH, WHAT'D YOU THINK ABOUT THE VIBE

ARTICLE?

(SPEECH) There is a brother in Seattle Washington who

runs a BBS called Afrolink. I dont have the number here

but he's in the back of Ebony Magazine.

(ANDREW SARNOW) Do you feel creatively limited by the

size of Arrested Development?

(NICHOLAS) cool, I'll check it out. thanks

(DOUG COOPER) good evening.

(SONIC HOST) hey DC

(DOUG COOPER) hey, sonic host

(DANNY CHAVIS) Hey Speech do you know Barbara Bebe? She's

starting up a black alternative magazine?

(SPEECH) I felt the VIBE article was a little weird.

first of all I must say I dont read articles about myself

or the group but I heard alot about that article and I'll

say that I feel the journalist was possibly trying to get

a promotion or a controversy award.

(STARR) She definetly had an agenda

(SPEECH) Everyone in the group disagreed with the article

(SONIC HOST) WHAT'D THEY SAY?

(ANDREW SARNOW) do you feel limited by the size of AD?

(SPEECH) Honestly sometimes I do feel a bit limited.

Where is the magazine located?

(SONIC HOST) DANNY?

(NICHOLAS) Do you write music collaboratively or

separately?

(DANNY CHAVIS) I saw three of your backup women

performing on BET - what's the name of the group?

(DANNY CHAVIS) the magazine is based in Atlanta

(SPEECH) I think I've heard of it. What's it called.

(SPEECH) We write our music both ways

(DANNY CHAVIS) You should contact her - she's in your

neighborhood - her address is:

(DANNY CHAVIS) 1038 Macmillian ST. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 -

Barbara Bebe

(NICHOLAS) Hey, did we ask about plans for the next album

yet?

(MIKE BAGLEY) vibe is kind of weird these days. not sure

if even quincy knows what he wants

(SONIC HOST) STARR, GOT A QUESTION?

(STARR) Yeah, Speech what's next for you?

(SPEECH) The next A.D. album is planned for 1997

(STARR) 1997?

(NICHOLAS) 1997! you guys are taking even more time than

Garth Brooks!

(SONIC HOST) WHY SO LONG?

(STARR) Will Baba Oje be around that long?

(DANNY CHAVIS) Speech, do you feel that muilticulturism

is overly commercialized these days? It's a good thing;

but does the media exploit it? Is it real?

(SPEECH) Yes. In the meantime many of our family are

working on independent projects. One of them being

Nadirah Taree and Ambrit from Gumbo which was on BET

recently

(NICHOLAS) Speech, you'll fill up the Podium with tapes

by then!

(ANDREW SARNOW) at least a few more people know it's out

there

(SPEECH) Baba Oje will very likely outlast all of us HA

HA!

(DOUG COOPER) Do you feel that Canada is the center of

world culture?

(NICHOLAS) Doug go back to Moose Jaw!

(ANDREW SARNOW) have you been hangin' with anyone on the

lecture circuit?

(NICHOLAS) just kidding

(STARR) How much does he get for sitting in that chair?

(DOUG COOPER) (limping back to Moose Jaw)

(ANDREW SARNOW) jello biafra...KRS one

(DANNY CHAVIS) Speech, are you a fan of Arthur Lee &

LOVE?? I think you'll really like them that's where we

stole our logo from - you know hero-worship in the

highest respect.

(ANDREW SARNOW) Danny, who are you playing with?

(NICHOLAS) Arthur Lee is a genius but kind of a strange

man

(MIKE BAGLEY)

(SPEECH) Multiculturalism is just a term so we people can

communicate with each other. It's the meaning of it that

we need to uphold and media is rarely into meaning just

rhetoric.

(DANNY CHAVIS) with myself mostly, but on other days I

play with THE VELDT.

(ANDREW SARNOW) just a plug?

(DANNY CHAVIS) yeah and?

(SONIC HOST) SPEECH, HOW'D YOU DEAL WITH THE SUDDEN

SUCCESS AFTER THE FIRST ALBUM?

(SPEECH) Yo. Big props to the VELDT

(DANNY CHAVIS) Big Ups to you Peace.

(STARR) Speech, how do you define multiculturalism and

why do you think it's so important?

(SPEECH) In retrospect it was hard to deal with but i'm

very thankful and blessed to be able to express myself

through music and to fulfill the mission I believe was

given to me by the Most High.

(MIKE BAGLEY) should more black musicians follow the lead

of companies such as bad boy and....form our own

enterprises?

(DANNY CHAVIS) like the bad boy himself - Michael Ivey??

(SPEECH) We live in a multicultural society and promoting

and educating each other about these cultures is

beautiful

(SONIC HOST) MIKE WAS ON HERE LAST MONTH

(DANNY CHAVIS) Yeah, I heard - & it seems he's got a

brain-damaged memory.

(ANDREW SARNOW) Are you hangin' with anyone on the

lecture circuit (Jello

Biafra..KRS ONE)?

(SPEECH) Understanding other peoples cultures through a

deep understanding of your own allows us all to see our

connection with each other

(SPEECH) I hung out with KRS ONe and Chuck D in NYC about

six months ago. I also own a lecture company called

Vagabond Program Division and we represent people from

myself to Spike Lee to Gill Scott Heron to Gay rights

Activists.

(DANNY CHAVIS) Yes, I think that you arealways afraid of

the unfamiliar..& that when you become familiar with

those around you - it's called "LOVE".

(JANIS) heyhey speech, what are your views on misognyny

in the rap community?

(NICHOLAS) cool. what kind of gay rights activists?

(MIKE BAGLEY) krs seems to be a little unsure about his

role in the hip hop community........at timesitt t

(MIKE BAGLEY) at times...especially that incident with pm

dawn

(DANNY CHAVIS) Speech - who do you love?? today, right

now, tomorrow & forever - is it god??

(STARR) Speech, you ever get the urge to go kick PM

Dawn's butt?

(SONIC HOST) SPEECH, HOW ABOUT JANIS' QUESTION ABOUT

MISOGYNY IN THE RAP COMM.?

(SPEECH) I've always been a fan of KRS One although thats

not how I would have handled the PM Dawn situation

(DANNY CHAVIS) Yeah Pew Yew Dawn - they stink especially

the fat boy - he's really snotty

(ANDREW SARNOW) what do you think about John Singlton,

and Higher Learning?

(SPEECH) No I dont. In fact I respect PM Dawn's decision

to do their own thing.

(SPEECH) I enjoyed the movie.

(MIKE BAGLEY) that's what music is all about

(DANNY CHAVIS) Beautiful

(NICHOLAS) here's a typical interview question -- what

records did you listen to the most last year?

(JANIS) hey hey speech, what do you think about mysogyny

in the rap community?

(SPEECH) What does Misogyny mean to you?

(SONIC HOST) WELL, JANIS?

(JANIS) guys who don't treat women as equals or with

respect

(NICHOLAS) the roots mean fear of women

(JANIS) and whoand who hold them to different standards

(JANIS) double standard and power is the game

(DANNY CHAVIS) my grandmother means everything to me

(SONIC HOST) Rant on, Janis

(ANDREW SARNOW) you mean, "all the ho's put there hands

in the air?"

(JANIS) yeah, sarnow

(SPEECH) I try to promote and practice respect for women

in my own lifestyle

(MIKE BAGLEY) in which direction do you see hip hop

moving?

(DANNY CHAVIS) if they're not a ho - they shouldn't put

their hands in the air

(JANIS) are you trying to rile me up, chavis?

(NICHOLAS) clearly

(SPEECH) Alot of different directions. From forward to

stagnant and backwards

(DANNY CHAVIS) Uh huh huh, uh huh huh - no, but are you a

ho?

(JANIS) what a conversation stopper

(NICHOLAS) what's backwards mean?

(DANNY CHAVIS) i dis

(ANDREW SARNOW) where do you feel itis right now?

(JANIS) Your're a doof chavis

(STARR) Speech, What's your view on lyrical

responsibility? Do you think there is an element of

racism in conservative groups coming down against 2Live

Crew andgangsta lyrics while many white metal or satanic

groups go untouched?

(ANDREW SARNOW) forward, stagnat or bwards?

(SONIC HOST) HOW ABOUT STARR'S QUESTION? CENSORSHIP,

ETC?

(ANDREW SARNOW) go devil go

(NICHOLAS) Starr, most attacks on hiphop now come from

elders in the black community

(JANIS) we already know the answer to the question starr.

Why do we have to ask speech?

(STARR) Tell that to Jack Thompson the conservative

lawyer in Miami who busted Luther

(NICHOLAS) Ben Chavis, Carole Mosely Braun, etc.

(DANNY CHAVIS) ooh, slam - I didn't mean it like that my

finger must've hit the wrong two letters

(ANDREW SARNOW) Nicholas, what do you think about the

rift between Bill Cosby and Martin Lawrence? or anyone?

(NICHOLAS) he hasn't been too active lately, starr.

(NICHOLAS) ? what rift?

(ANDREW SARNOW) Bill Cosby doesn't go for thet Def Jam

style...

(SPEECH) We all have a responsibility to each other. not

just lyrically but in how we live our everyday lives. My

music although it reaches many people is still an

extension of myself. If people practice personal

responsibility it would reflect in their artistic

(ANDREW SARNOW) he feels they are just putting on a

minstril show for the white execs

(SPEECH) expressions

(MIKE BAGLEY) but will we finally see a move towards

positive hip hop on commercial radio?

(DANNY CHAVIS) dear janis forgive me for i have doofed

(ANDREW SARNOW) ...Martin retaliated with -- Bill doesn't

know what he's talking about

(ANDREW SARNOW) doesn't understand the current community

(SONIC HOST) HEY WE'RE GONNA START WRAPPING IT UP...

(SONIC HOST) ANY LAST WORDS, SPEECH?

(DANNY CHAVIS) Speech, do you think beards went out with

the 80s?

(ANDREW SARNOW) who cuts your hair?

(SPEECH) If you continue to support positive Hip Hop I'm

sure it will continue to be there.

(SONIC HOST) THANKS FOR HANGING OUT ONLINE

(MIKE BAGLEY) but on commercial radio?

(NICHOLAS) i thought Tupac's "keep your head up" was one

of the most positive songs all year....

(DANNY CHAVIS) Speech, Is AD planning any tours to the

Far East in the future?

(STARR) I look forward to seeing Fusion!!!

(SPEECH) We as youth have to make sure that we keep an

effective line of communication with our elders. I

personally feel that many of our elders just don't

understand our position. Neither do we take the time to

understand theirs but regardless if there is any progress

to be made it will be because of a mutual respect and

understanding between ourselves as youth and our

foremothers and forefathers

(DANNY CHAVIS) WORD is BOND!

(SPEECH) Peace and Love and Respect to all of those on-

line. Im going to sleep.

(NICHOLAS) Peace. Thanks.

(ANDREW SARNOW) thanks

(DANNY CHAVIS) I got nothing but love for y'all - peace &

prosperity to all that you & AD do - look forward to

seeing your shows in the futures