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Ed Lover recalls when Arrested Development came onto the scene and they were thrown a lot of hate, despite selling a few million copies of their first album. When their unique sound was introduced into the hip-hop scene, people tried to discredit the sound and say it wasn’t hip-hop. This was similar to how Monie Love, A Tribe Called Quest and the rest of the Native Tongues family were received when they first emerged.

Ed highlights the fact that they were a stark contrast to the era preceding them, consisting of folks L.L. Cool J, Eric B & Rakim with their flash gold jewelry, while Native Tongues boasted about their plain black medallions. Click on the audio player to hear more of this interesting conversation on the “Ed Lover Show.”

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