For more than 30 years, Spice 1 has made Rap music on his terms. His songs can be violent, menacing, and heartless. However, as Spice explains, they are realistic portrayals of life in the East Bay. This rapper also prides himself on how he tells it, from his flow to gripping imagery.
Speaking with AFH TV, the Hayward, California representative discusses how his "Platinum O.G." album maintains a rich pedigree, while also demonstrating growth and maturity. He discusses working on this album with Devin The Dude, Pimp C, and late Tupac Shakur affiliates, Big Syke and Hussein Fatal.
Spice also speaks about his deep love for Hip-Hop. He recalls Run-D.M.C. waiting to greet him upon his first visit to New York City. He breaks down "Welcome To The Ghetto" and how a song he considers his finest work inspired Tupac Shakur. Spice also reveals how meaningful it was to work with Alchemist and MC Eiht in recent years.
This hour-long conversation revisits the important highlights of a career that achieved a hallway of platinum and gold plaques, often without support from radio. The "Platinum O.G." also reveals a bit of his life from behind the scenes, from raising children to discussing his Texas connection, and family ties to Scarface. Get to know a true Gangsta Rap innovator.
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