187 He Wrote

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187 He Wrote
Studio album by Spice 1
Released September 28, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Ragga, Golden age hip hop
Length 61:13
Label Jive
Producer Ant Banks, DJ Xtra Large, E-A-Ski & CMT, Johnny Z, MC Eiht, Mentally Blunted, Prodeje, Too Short, 187 Fac(exe).
Spice 1 chronology
Spice 1
187 He Wrote
AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
Singles from 187 He Wrote
  1. "Dumpen' 'em in Ditches"
    Released: 1993
  2. "The Murda Show"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
RapReviews 8.5/10 stars[3]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]

187 He Wrote is the second studio album by American rapper Spice 1, released September 28, 1993 on Jive Records. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 10 on the Billboard 200.[6] The album was produced by Ant Banks, E-A-Ski & CMT, Johnny Z, MC Eiht, Mentally Blunted, Prodeje, Too Short and Xtra Large. It features guest performances by MC Eiht, E-40, Havikk & Prodeje, Boss and Ant Banks.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for two songs: "Dumpin' 'em in Ditches"[7] and "The Murda Show"[8] featuring MC Eiht.

The song, "Trigga Gots No Heart",[9] was originally heard in the film, Menace II Society, and was also released as a single and music video to promote the film's soundtrack.

The album is regarded by many fans and critics as one of the most influential gangsta rap albums of all time, and one of the greatest west coast albums ever made. Rapper Tupac Shakur, a friend of Spice 1 called it, "the most hardest album ever recorded".

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest Producer Time Samples
1 "I'm the Fuckin' Murderer" Prodeje 3:33 *"Do It Baby" by The Miracles
2 "Dumpin' 'em in Ditches" E-A-Ski & CMT 4:06
3 "Gas Chamber" Too Short 3:18
4 "187 He Wrote" Mentally Blunted 4:51 *"Sweet Moments" by Love Unlimited Orchestra
5 "Don't Ring the Alarm (The Heist)" Boss, G-Nut Mentally Blunted 4:04
6 "Clip & the Trigga" Ant Banks Ant Banks 5:21 *"Dukey Stick" by George Duke
7 "Smoke 'em Like a Blunt" Too Short 4:15
8 "The Murda Show" MC Eiht MC Eiht 4:27
9 "380 on That Ass" Havikk, Prodeje Prodeje 4:19
10 "Mo' Mail" E-40 Johnny Z 4:29
11 "Runnin' Out da Crackhouse" E-A-Ski & CMT 3:19 *"Blue's Crib" by Isaac Hayes
12 "Trigga Gots No Heart" E-A-Ski & CMT 3:08
13 "Trigga Happy" DJ Xtra Large 3:12
14 "RIP" E-A-Ski & CMT 3:38 *"90% of Me Is You" by Gwen McCrae
15 "All He Wrote" Mentally Blunted 5:03

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1993)[6] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 10
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Song Chart (1993)[10] Peak
"Dumpin' 'em in Ditches" U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 34
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 79
Song Chart (1994)[10] Peak
"The Murda Show" U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 50

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