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McNally Smith’s Joe Mabbot Returns to Billboard Charts

McNally Smith Music Technology instructor Joe Mabbott has returned to the Billboard Charts for his contributions to Minneapolis-based emcee Brother Ali’s new release, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, and Saint Paul-based R&B band Mint Condition’s latest, Music at the Speed of Life. Mabbot is no stranger to such distinction, as his work as mixer and engineer on numerous records by local hip-hop legends Atmosphere have all garnered Billboard Chart love — most notablly 2008’s When Life Gives You Lemons… which charted at:

  • #1 Internet
  • #1 Tastemakers
  • #2 Indie
  • #2 Alternative
  • #2 R&B
  • #5 Top 200

Congratulations to Joe Mabbot and The Hideaway Studio for this tremendous achievement!

Brother AliMourning in America and Dreaming in Color

  • #5 Rap Album Charts
  • #6 R&B/Hip Hop Charts
  • #44 Billboard Top 200
  • #10 Independent Albums
  • #15 Tastemakers Albums

Mint ConditionMusic at the Speed of Life

  • #9 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
  • #149 Billboard Top 200
  • #31 Independent Albums