Spice 1 was first discovered by Bay Area legend Too $hort and became a member of $hort’s group The Dangerous Crew. Though lacking the national name recognition of Too $hort, Spice 1 is a legend all his own in and around the Bay. His name is an acronym for Sex, Pistols, Indo, Cash and Entertainment – also a fitting description of topics he rhymes about. Before dropping his debut full-length Spice 1 dropped an EP in ’91 on California Indy label Triad Records. The EP peaked at # 69 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, no small feat. With sales this brisk, he was picked up by Jive Records and this, his self-titled debut, was issued the next year. Week one sales were disappointing, but that all turned around the following week with 900,000 scans, a Gold record and a permanent spot in Bay Area Hip Hop history. THIS RELEASE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED NATIONWIDE BUT WILL PRIMARILY BE FOUND IN CALIFORNIA RECORD STORES.
1. In My Neighborhood 2. 187 Proof 3. East Bay Gangster (Reggae) 4. Money Gone 5. 1-800-Spice 6. Peace to My Nine 7. Young Nigga 8. Welcome to the Ghetto 9. Fucked in the Game 10. Money or Murder 11. City Streets 12. 1-900-Spice 13. Break Yourself (featuring MC Ant) 14. 187 Pure