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At the Speed of Life
Studio album by Xzibit
Released October 1, 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 45:27
Label Loud, RCA
Producer DJ Pen One, Thayod Ausar, Craig Sherrad, E-Swift, DJ Muggs, Saafir, Diamond D
Professional reviews
Xzibit chronology
At the Speed of Life
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

At the Speed of Life is rapper Xzibit's debut album. The album peaked at number 74 on the Billboard 200 music chart. 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 sixth episode "Pax Soprana".


Track listing

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s)
1 "Grand Opening" (Intro) Craig Sherrad
2 "At the Speed of Life" Thayod Ausar
3 "Just Maintain" E-Swift Hurricane G., J-Ro
4 "Eyes May Shine" E-Swift
5 "Positively Negative" Craig Sherrad King Tee
6 "Don't Hate Me" (Interlude) Thayod Ausar
7 "Paparazzi" Nicholas Birdman
8 "The Foundation" DJ Muggs
9 "Mrs. Crabtree" (Interlude) Saafir
10 "Bird's Eye View" Diamond D Catastraphe*, Hurricane G., J-Ro
11 "Hit & Run" (Part II) Craig Sherrad
12 "Carry the Weight" Thayod Ausar
13 "Plastic Surgery" E-Swift Ras Kass, Saafir
14 "Enemies & Friends" DJ Pen One
15 "Last Words" (Outro) Craig Sherrad
  • Tash of Tha Alkaholiks is credited as Catastraphe on "Bird's Eye View"


At the Speed of Life

Eyes May Shine


The Foundation.

Enemies & Friends

Bird's Eye View

  • "Long Red" by Mountain
  • "Dream Weaver" by Little Boy Blues

Album singles

Single information
  • Released: May 27, 1996
  • B-side:
"The Foundation"
  • Released: November 11, 1996
  • B-side: "Eyes May Shine (remix)"
"Eyes May Shine"
  • Released: 1996
  • B-side:

Album chart positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1996 At the Speed of Life #74 #22

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1997 "Paparazzi" #83 #61 #9 #39
"The Foundation" - #58 #16 #29


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

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