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Hit It! - Following in the footsteps of great bands like Earth Wind & Fire and Kool and the Gang, Mint Condition took the iconic funk sound, mixed it with R&B an delivered hit after hit in the '90s. Think you've got what it takes to blend genres and make a name for yourself? Here are tips that may help! (Photo: Larry Marano/Getty Images for Jazz In The Gardens)
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Going Platinum - Williams would experience platinum-selling success with Mint Condition, as they were the only R&B group with a major label backing. In 1999, they would release their fourth and last studio album Life?s Aquarium before a hiatus.
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What's in a Name? - Not one great singer/band ever made a name for themselves without having an out of this world name (i.e The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, Mint Condition). Tip #2: Go big and bold with your stage name, but make it fly and catchy, too. The last thing you want is for everyone NOT to get some type of idea of who you are and where you're coming from. (Photo: Ira James/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
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Soaring Single\r - Mint Condition?s first single, ?Breakin? My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),? was initially released in 1991 to modest success, but has since become one of the most classic R&B hits of our time and was the cherry atop Mint Condition's set at the 2011 Essence Music Festival. (Photo: Mark Davis/PictureGroup)
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Proof in the Performance - It's evident that Mint Condition used a formula taken from the best bands and applied it to their groovy R&B life. Don't miss them perform on Apollo Live, tonight at 10P/9C.