Las Vegas, NV – As Spice 1 prepares to unleash his forthcoming Platinum O.Gs album, he’s already given his followers a style within the type of “Studio Gangster.” Featuring MC Eiht, Lil Eazy-E and Nawfside Outlaw, the observe samples Eazy-E’s “Real Muthaphukkin Gs,” which initially compelled Spice 1 to achieve out to the N.W.A legend’s son.
“I needed to carry Eazy’s son in it ’trigger me and Eazy-E return,” Spice 1 tells RealStreetRadio. “So, I used to be like man, we will go get Lil Eazy in on this proper fast.”
Spice 1’s relationship with Eazy was solidified in 1986 when Spice 1 was simply 16 years outdated. Unbeknownst to them on the time, they’d each grow to be integral in laying the inspiration for the genuine West Coast gangsta rap sound. He remembers getting a name from Eazy in 1995 just a few days earlier than his demise.
It was the final name he’d ever get from the pioneering rapper.
“Eazy was cool,” he says. “His final days, if I’m not mistaken — and let me inform the story proper — the final time I talked to Eazy, he had flown me out to Los Angeles to return on the market to kick it with him and Bone [Thugs-n-Harmony], do some songs and are available as much as Ruthless [Records] and get it in. I landed in L.A. and was ready on the resort for him to hit me up.
“One of the women from Hoez With Attitude name me and so they like, ‘Spice, Eazy wasn’t feelin’ cool so he went to the hospital and that’s when … you realize the remainder of the story from there. He had actually flew me on the market to return on the market to fuck with him, kick it and hang around. You ask any of the Hoez With Attitude, they’ll inform you ’trigger they referred to as me that day and advised me. I’m like, ‘The fuck?’ He flew me out right here, so I wished him to to hit me up when he rise up out the hospital. And the remaining was on the information.”
Eazy died on March 26, 1995 from issues of HIV/AIDS. Although Spice 1 is grateful for his time with Eazy, it was understandably an emotional second for everybody who knew him. But a few of these relationships fashioned within the early days carried on.
“Me and Bone kick it lots,” he says. “I nonetheless form of roll with them and kick it. Every time I see them, it’s all love. We nonetheless do songs collectively and stuff, and kick it simply on the energy of that was Eazy. I keep in mind Eazy like, ‘I would like you to satisfy some guys I met from Cleveland’ once I was hanging out with him at a radio station in L.A. sooner or later. So we return. Just to kick it with little E and do the tune with him was cool.”
Spice 1 and Bone are nonetheless doing their factor, however a few of rap’s present superstars are lower than respectful relating to their predecessors. Last December, Layzie Bone took on Migos after the Atlanta trio insinuated they have been the most important rap group ever.
“That’s loopy as a result of I’m pissed off about it ’trigger there’s no respect for us,” he says. “But, it’s like OK, no matter. We earn our respect. We ain’t gonna sit again and say, ‘Oh give us respect simply trigger we OGs.’ We nonetheless hit it and if we don’t, we don’t but when we final then we blast [laughs].
“It’s like they gotta notice, it’s what? 20-something years later? And we nonetheless related. Until they’re in that bracket, in that space … ’trigger all of us acquired cash once we first began. Everybody was ballin. We all acquired paper. How lengthy is the paper gonna final? Have you realized something from our downfall? Because we’re those who fell and rose again up.”
While Spice is traditionally vocal about his disdain for the best way a few of the new rappers conduct themselves, he nonetheless offers props the place props are due. He was particularly impressed with Drake’s Grammy speech final month.
“He mentioned one thing the place I may have a look at kids and say, ‘OK, at the least he realized one thing.’ He mentioned if you happen to acquired followers and also you getting cash, and you bought some individuals who come to your exhibits and pay cash to see you and purchase your information, and also you’re really making a residing off that, you then gained.
“It don’t acquired nothing to do with nothing else. It has nothing to do with the award. Yeah that was humorous as a result of as quickly as he began saying that, the Grammy’s reduce him off ’trigger he was telling the reality. That’s actual. I had a job and I used to promote medication in ’85, ’86. Like I mentioned in my tune, I finished promoting dope again in ’90s. So since 1990, I haven’t needed to work, promote no dope, pimp no hoes, I ain’t needed to do none of that. I’ve been off straight rap music.”
Interestingly sufficient, it was Too $hort who put him on the trail to music.
“I attempted to get down and do my factor however Too $hort began selecting me up and taking me to the studio,” he recollects. “I used to be 16. So actually, I didn’t get too far into actually doing an excessive amount of as a result of the rap sport was simply embracing. It actually saved me. I’m a instance of what Hip Hop can do to the youth.
“As far as me once I was younger and now? I’m older. I’ve used my music to handle my household. I pay my payments. I ain’t spent no $30 million, however I’m working in the direction of it although. Believe that. But I’m comfy. I’m not broke, walkin’ round pushing a procuring cart. I’m not complaining. I ain’t grasping like that. Whatever God gives me, I’m pleased with.”
Platinum O.Gs boasts 22 new tracks and company appearances from $hort, Devin The Dude, Big Mike, Richie Rich,B-Legit, Yukmouth of Luniz, The Outlawz, Rappin Four-Tay, Hussein Fatal, Big Syke with manufacturing from San Antonio manufacturing duo Elder and Ace 1.
It provides yet one more colourful addition to Spice 1’s in depth catalog, which incorporates 1993’s 187 He Wrote and 1994’s AmeriKKKa’s Nightmare.