“People everyday” was the second single to be released from Arrested Development‘s debut album “3 years, 5 months & 2 days in the life of…” that was released in 1992 on Chrysalis Records. The Single edit aka the “Metamorphosis radio version” reached number 2 in the UK pop chart and number 1 in the US rap chart at the time of its release. Arrested Development were from Atlanta, Georgia in the USA and the group was founded by rapper Speech and DJ Headliner in the late 1980s.
Arrested Development “People Everyday- Metamorphosis radio version” 1992 Chrysalis Records
The “Metamorphosis radio version” of people everyday contains a looped sample from a record by Jazz keyboardist Bob James called “Tappan Zee” which was the B side to the 1981 Single “Sign of the times” released in 1981 on Bob James’s own Tappan Zee record label. Bob James‘s music has been re-popularised and has been sampled several times in the past by hip hop artists, some of the most popular being Run DMC, Missy Elliott, Wu Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Erik B & Rakim, and De La Soul. Continue reading