At the Speed of Life is the debut studio album by American rapper Xzibit. It was released on October 15, 1996, by Loud Records and RCA Records.

At the Speed of Life
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1996
Recorded1995–96
Genre
Length49:18
Label
Producer
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. "Eyes May Shine"
    Released: October 15, 1996
  3. "The Foundation"
    Released: November 11, 1996

Reception

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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Muzik     [2]
Q     [2]
RapReviews8.5/10[3]
The Source3/5[4]
Vibeaverage[5]

Track listing

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Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Grand Opening" (Interlude) Craig Sherrad1:32
2."At the Speed of Life"
Thayod Ausar3:45
3."Just Maintain" (featuring Hurricane G and J-Ro)E-Swift3:21
4."Eyes May Shine"
  • Joiner
  • Brooks
E-Swift3:54
5."Positively Negative" (featuring King Tee)
Craig Sherrad3:36
6."Don't Hate Me" (Interlude) Thayod Ausar1:32
7."Paparazzi"
  • Joiner
  • Banks
Thayod Ausar3:56
8."The Foundation"DJ Muggs3:55
9."Mrs. Crabtree" (Interlude) 
1:17
10."Bird's Eye View" (featuring Tha Alkaholiks and Hurricane G)Diamond D4:42
11."Hit & Run (Part II)"
  • Joiner
  • Sherrad
Craig Sherrad3:49
12."Carry the Weight"
Thayod Ausar4:13
13."Plastic Surgery" (featuring Ras Kass and Saafir)E-Swift4:40
14."Enemies & Friends"
  • Joiner
  • James Haynes
DJ Pen One4:01
15."Last Words" (Interlude) Craig Sherrad1:01
Total length:49:14

Notes

  • Tash of Tha Alkaholiks is credited as Catastraphe on "Bird's Eye View"
  • "At the Speed of Life" contains monologue from the film Taxi Driver

Personnel

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  • 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
  • DJ Muggs – Producer, Engineer
  • Noa Ochi – Coordination
  • Saafir – Producer
  • Craig Sherrad – Producer
  • Xzibit – Executive Producer

Chart positions

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Singles

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Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1996 "Paparazzi" #83 #61 #9 #39
"The Foundation" - #58 #16 #29
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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."

References

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  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. At the Speed of Life at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Album reviews at CD Universe
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ "The Source review".
  5. ^ Vibe review
  6. ^ At the Speed of Life (booklet). Loud, RCA. 1996.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Xzibit – At The Speed Of Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Xzibit: At The Speed Of Life" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Xzibit – At The Speed Of Life" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Xzibit – At The Speed Of Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Xzibit – At The Speed Of Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "Xzibit Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  13. ^ "Xzibit Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  14. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1997". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved August 19, 2020.