Zingalamaduni
Zingalamaduni.jpg
Studio album by Arrested Development

Released

June 14, 1994

Recorded

May 1993 - February 1994

Studio

Transmedia Studios
(Lithia Springs, GA)
D.A.R.P. Studios
(Atlanta, GA)
Freedom of Speech Studios
(Atlanta, GA)

Genre

Hip hop, Southern hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

Length

54:25

Label

Chrysalis Records / EMI Records

Producer

Michael T. Mauldin (exec.), Speech (also exec.)

Arrested Development chronology

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Unplugged (1993)

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Da Feelin' (2000)

Zingalamaduni is the second studio album by American hip hop group Arrested Development, released in June 14, 1994 on Chrysalis Records. Recording sessions were held at Transmedia Studios, D.A.R.P. Studios and Freedom of Speech Studios in Georgia from May 1993 to February 1994. Like the group's debut two years earlier, group member Speech is the main performer and sole producer of the album.

The album peaked at #55 on the US Billboard 200, and #20 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It was promoted with three singles: "United Front", "Africa's Inside Me" and "Ease My Mind". The album failed to match the commercial success of its predecessor, mainly due to restructuring of the record label's personnel and a lack of promotion. Arrested Development broke up in 1996, but reunited in 2000 and released their third studio album in 2001.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

All songs performed by Speech, except for "Africa's Inside Me", featuring Fulani Fuluke.

No. Title Writer(s) Time
1. "WMFW (We Must Fight & Win) FM (Intro)" Oje, Thomas 1:55
2. "United Minds" Thomas 5:17
3. "Ache'n for Acres" Thomas 2:39
4. "United Front" Thomas 4:39
5. "Africa's Inside Me" Faluke, Thomas 3:11
6. "Pride" Thomas 5:38
7. "Shell" Asuo, Thomas 3:25
8. "Mister Landlord" Thomas 2:54
9. "Warm Sentiments" Barnwell, Thomas 4:11
10. "The Drum (Instrumental)" Thomas 1:57
11. "In the Sunshine" Thomas 4:31
12. "Kneelin' at My Altar" Thomas 2:33
13. "Fountain of Youth" Thomas 3:21
14. "Ease My Mind" Thomas 4:42
15. "Praisin' U" Thomas 4:02


Samples[edit | edit source]

United Minds

  • "Your Kite, My Kite" by Brooklyn Bridge

United Front

  • "Footsteps In the Dark (Parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers

Africa's Inside Me

  • "Soul Shakedown" by Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • "In All My Wildest Dreams" by Joe Sample

Warm Sentiments

  • "Look What You've Done for Me" by Al Green

Kneelin' at My Altar

  • "Baby That's What I Need" by Joe Zawinul

Fountain of Youth

  • "Tighten Up My Thang" by David Porter

Ease My Mind

  • "Open All Night Drums" by George Clinton
  • "Summer Breeze" by Caesar Frazier
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