Stokley Williams is an American singer-songwriter and producer who began his music career as lead singer of the R&B group Mint Condition. Williams took interest to music at the age of four, playing a variety of West African instruments. In 1986, Williams and group members caught the attention of R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, a relationship that would aid in crafting the group’s 1991 release Meant to Be Mint. The album featured their hit “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes).”
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. With his prior experience in percussion, Stokley would go on to have a successful career as a session musician working with the likes of Janet Jackson, New Edition, Luther Vandross, Usher and Toni Braxton.