R&B veteran hit-makers Mint Condition are celebrating over 20 years together with their upcoming album, Music @ The Speed Of Life. The group’s 8th studio release is due September 11th on Shanachie Entertainment, and will feature special guests DJ Jazzy Jeff, Brother Ali, and more. The first single from the release, “Believe In Us,” is #33 on the Billboard charts and climbing.
Music @ The Speed Of Life follows up the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 release, 7…, which featured the Grammy nominated, top 10 hit, “Not My Daddy.” Mint Condition was also tapped to appear on Prince’s Welcome 2 America tour and was featured as the house band for TV One’s Way Black When. “This past year has been both amazing and amazingly busy,” confesses the band. “Just the way we like it.”
Keyboardists Lawrence El and Keri Lewis, guitarist O’Dell, keyboardist/saxophonist Jef, drummer/vocalist Stokley, and bass player Ricky met as teenagers growing up in Minneapolis and St. Paul. They signed to Jimmy Jam and Jerry Lewis’ Perspective Records in 1989 and released their debut album in 1991. In the years that followed, the group churned out a number of top 10 R&B hits with Elektra Records and their own Caged Bird label.
For more on Mint Condition, visit their official site at mintconditionmusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter (@mcondition). Keep an eye out for the “Believe In Us” music video coming soon. We’ll be sure you get to see it!
Check out the new track below!