Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
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Speech is an award winning artist, consistently pushing the artistic and social envelope. On the home page, click on any number of projects to learn what Speech is currently working on. 

A little more about Speech… 
He, is the leader of the 2x Grammy Award winning hip-hop  collective, Arrested Development. 
He and the group have been a ground-breaking force in Hip-hop culture since  91. 
Their debut album, “3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of...” (EMI), sold  
over 4 million albums, earned them two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best  
Rap Single (Tennessee), 2 MTV awards, (People  Everyday), a Soul Train Music Award,  
and  the  coveted  NAACP  Image  Award.  Rolling  Stone  magazine  named  them  Band  of  
The  Year  (92),  while  VH-1  named  them  one  of  the  greatest  Hip-hop  artists  of  all  time!  
The  Rock  and  Roll  Hall  of  Fame  even  named  the  AD  smash  “Tennessee”  one  of  the  500  
Songs  That  Shaped  Rock  and  Roll.    
Speech  has  continued  to  be  a  trailblazer  with  the  group  and  as  a  solo  artist  sharing  
stages  with  Nelson  Mandela,  Minister  Louis  Farrakhan,  Hilary  Rodham  Clinton  and  
Barack  Obama,  he  is  the  categorical  definition  of  legendary.