The forthcoming effort, which serves as a follow-up to their 2011 LP 7, was born out of each of the members' day-to-day experiences.
"Life was our inspiration; fast-paced, multifaceted, adventurous and ever-changing," the group shares. "Our music is drawn from various sources, and the lyrics speak to the hard knocks as well as the triumphs of life."
Jazzy Jeff appears on the funky ode "Girl of My Life," which describes one of the band members' experience as the odd man out in the search for love as he witnessed the rest of the band settling down. "Completely" is a ballad centered on accepting one's place in life and "649 Changes" features Brother Ali and the M-Factory Horns.
The R&B set, comprised of Stokley Williams, Ricky Kinchen, Homer O'Dell, Larry Waddell and Jeffrey Allen, released their debut album, Meant to be Mint, in 1991. "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)," a single featured on the LP, was a major success for Mint Condition.
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- 2. You'd most likely lure your lover into the bedroom with the tagline:
- 3. You realize your lover is cheating on you. Your reaction would be to:
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- 5. You don't leave home without:
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- 7. If a fan were to take a picture of you with their camera phone, you would most likely react by:
- 8. The old school R&B influence that best describes your taste in music is:
- 9. Your idea of doing something risky in a music video is:
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