A progressive rap
band (well, more a collective
than a band) that hit the scene in 1992, with their hit Tennessee
. Their first album was called Three Years, Five Months and Two Days in the Life Of ...
indicating the period that they spent putting together the album. The band seems to have disappeared as quickly as it appeared, breaking up in 1996; however Speech
, the lead "singer", has started a solo career.
Their musical style can best be described as a combination of funk (a la Sly and the Family Stone) and rap. Their lyrics were about the African-American experience, but with less militancy and greater sensitivity than, say, Public Enemy.
This was a nodeshell rescue.