Music at the Speed of Life

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Music at the Speed of Life
Studio album by Mint Condition
Released September 11, 2012 (2012-09-11)
Genre R&B
Length 59:30
Label Shanachie
Producer Mint Condition
Mint Condition chronology
7...
(2011)7...2011
Music at the Speed of Life
(2012)

Music at the Speed of Life (stylised as Music @ the Speed of Life) is the eighth studio album by Mint Condition.[1] It is their second recording for the indie label Shanachie Entertainment.

Music at the Speed of Life has contributions from a couple of veteran musicians, such as former Prince saxophonist Eric Leeds[2] and hip hop legend DJ Jazzy Jeff. They also have an appearance from fellow Minneapolis native Brother Ali,[3] who returns the favor after lead singer Stokley Williams previously appeared on his 2012 free EP for Valentine's Day The Bite Marked Heart[4] and also his 2009 album Us.

Their former labelmate at Perspective Records Bobby Ross Avila contributes vocoder to "Never Hurt Again" as well as the first single "Believe In Us".

The music video for "Believe In Us" was directed by G. Visuals,[5] who previously directed the video for their song "Walk On" from their 2011 album 7....[6]

Track listing[edit]

[7][8]

  1. "In the Moment" (Jeffrey Allen, Stokley Williams) (5:20)
  2. "Believe in Us" (Ricky Kichen, Stokley Williams) (4:31)
  3. "What I Gotta Do" (Stokley Williams, Ricky Kinchen) (4:46)
  4. "Blessed" (Homer O'Dell, Stokley Williams) (3:40)
  5. "Slo Woman" (Lawrence El, Stokley Williams) (4:29)
  6. "Girl of My Life" (Ricky Kinchen, Stokley Williams) (5:06)
  7. "Believe in Us (Reprise)" (Ricky Kinchen, Stokley Williams) (1:03)
  8. "Completely" (Stokley Williams, Lawrence El) (4:07)
  9. "Never Hurt Again" (Ricky Kinchen, Stokley Williams) (4:29)
  10. "Nothin'" (Ricky Kinchen, Stokley Williams) (4:33)
  11. "Be Where You Are" (Stokley Williams) (4:38)
  12. "Never Hurt Again (Reprise)" (Ricky Kinchen, Stokley Williams) (0:47)
  13. "SixFortyNine/Changes" (Jeffrey Allen, Stokley Williams) (5:55)

Personnel[edit]

  • Stokley Williams - drums, keyboards, steel drum on "Slo Woman", drum solo on "Girl of My Life"
  • O'Dell - guitar
  • Jeffrey Allen - keyboards
  • Lawrence El - keyboards and synthesizers, keyboard solo on "Believe in Us" and "Completely"
  • Ricky Kinchen - bass, photography

Additional personnel[edit]

[9]

  • Brother Ali - rap on "SixFortyNine/Changes"
  • Nathan Miller - pedal steel guitar on "SixFortyNine/Changes"
  • Eric Leeds - flute on "SixFortyNine/Changes", tenor saxophone and all horn arrangements
  • Bradley Shermock - trumpet
  • Michael Nelson - trombone
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff - turntables on "Girl of My Life"
  • Bobby Ross Avila - vocoder on "Believe in Us" and "Never Hurt Again"
  • Dave Darlington - mixing, mastering

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