At the Speed of Life

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For the album by Mint Condition, see Music at the Speed of Life.
At the Speed of Life
Studio album by Xzibit
Released September 10, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre West Coast Hip Hop, Underground rap
Length 49:18
Label Loud/RCA
Producer DJ Pen One, Thayod Ausar, Craig Sherrad, E-Swift, DJ Muggs, Saafir, Diamond D
Xzibit chronology
At the Speed of Life
(1996)
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
(1998)
Singles from At the Speed of Life
  1. "Paparazzi"
    Released: May 27, 1996
  2. "The Foundation"
    Released: November 11, 1996
  3. "Eyes May Shine"
    Released: December 1996

At the Speed of Life is rapper Xzibit's debut album, released in September 10, 1996.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Muzik 3.5/5 stars [2]
Q 4/5 stars [2]
RapReviews (8.5/10) [3]
The Source 3/5 stars [2]
Vibe (average) [4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 Grand Opening (Interlude) Craig Sherrad 1:32
2 At the Speed of Life Thayod Ausar 3:45
3 Just Maintain E-Swift (Eric Brooks) Hurricane G, J-Ro 3:21
4 Eyes May Shine E-Swift (Eric Brooks) 3:54
5 Positively Negative Craig Sherrad King Tee 3:36
6 Don't Hate Me (Interlude) Thayod Ausar 1:32
7 Paparazzi Thayod Ausar 3:56
8 The Foundation DJ Muggs (Lawrence Muggerud) 3:55
9 Mrs. Crabtree (Interlude) Saafir (Reggie Gibson) 1:17
10 Bird's Eye View Diamond D (Joseph Kirkland) Catastraphe, Hurricane G, J-Ro 4:42
11 Hit & Run (Part II) Craig Sherrad 3:49
12 Carry the Weight Thayod Ausar 4:13
13 Plastic Surgery E-Swift (Eric Brooks) Ras Kass, Saafir 4:40
14 Enemies & Friends DJ Pen One 4:01
15 Last Words (Interlude) Craig Sherrad 1:01
  • Tash of Tha Alkaholiks is credited as Catastraphe on "Bird's Eye View"

Samples[edit]

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1996 At the Speed of Life #74 #22

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1997 "Paparazzi" #83 #61 #9 #39
"The Foundation" - #58 #16 #29

Personnel[edit]

  • Thayod Ausar – Producer, Engineer
  • B+ – Photography
  • Diamond D – Producer
  • DJ Pen One – Producer
  • Ross Donaldson – Engineer, Mixing
  • E-Swift – Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
  • Brian Gardner – Mastering
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – Mixing
  • Ola Kudu – Artwork, Art Direction, Layout Design
  • Brian "Bizzy" McCane – Mastering
  • Muggs – Producer, Engineer
  • Noa Ochi – Coordination
  • Saafir – Producer
  • Craig Sherrad – Producer
  • Xzibit – Executive Producer

Uses in other media[edit]

The single "Paparazzi" was featured on the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 video game soundtrack. An instrumental version of the same song was also featured during the final scene of The Sopranos's sixth episode "Pax Soprana."

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