1990-Sick

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1990-Sick
Studio album by Spice 1
Released December 5, 1995
Recorded Spring-Late Autumn 1995
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 66:38
Label Jive
Producer Ant Banks, Blackjack, Bosko, Chase, Chaz Hayes (exec.), Clint "Payback" Sands
Spice 1 chronology
AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
(1994)
1990-Sick
(1995)
The Black Bossalini
(1997)
Singles from 1990-Sick
  1. "1990-Sick (Kill 'em All)"
    Released: October 24, 1995
  2. "Ain't No Love"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Source 3/5 stars[2]

1990-Sick is the fourth studio album by American rapper Spice 1, released December 5, 1995 on Jive Records. The album was produced by Ant Banks, Blackjack, Bosko, Chase and Clint "Payback" Sands. It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 30 on the Billboard 200.[3] One single, "1990-Sick (Kill 'em All)", peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 18 on the Billboard Rap Songs.[4] The album features guest appearances by MC Eiht, E-40, Kokane, Joya, Young Kyoz and G-Nut of 187 Fac.

Along with singles, music videos were released for two songs: "1990-Sick (Get 'em All)"[5] featuring MC Eiht, and "Ain't No Love"[6] featuring Levitti. G-Nut makes a cameo appearance in "1990-Sick (Get 'em All)".

Background[edit]

Most artists throw a record release party when they complete an album, not Spice 1. After wrapping his latest album, 1990-Sick, he turned himself in to Oakland police. Spice was forced to lie low last summer (in 1995) while making the album, since cops were armed with a warrant for his arrest on illegal weapons charges. In between hiding and recording, he made a video for his first single, "1990-Sick (Get 'em All)." After serving two weeks in prison, he was released due to overcrowding.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic – "...Building from a solid West Coast hip-hop base, Spice 1 adds ragamuffin and dancehall flourishes, which makes him distinctive as an MC... Spice 1 is an engaging rapper..."[1]

The Source – "...The way he switches flows from semi-automatic fire to fully automatic is enough to make you overlook the weak points of the CD. Spice may be 1990-SICK, but he's still 187-Pure."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "1990-Sick (Kill 'em All)" (featuring MC Eiht) 4:28
2. "Dirty Bay"   4:23
3. "Mind of a Sick Nigga"   4:59
4. "Drama" (featuring Kokane) 4:50
5. "Mobbin'"   4:21
6. "Survival"   3:31
7. "Tales of the Niggas Who Got Crept On"   4:05
8. "Sucka Ass Niggas" (featuring G-Nut) 3:20
9. "Faces of Death" (featuring Kokane) 4:30
10. "1-800 (Straight from the Pen)"   4:21
11. "Ain't No Love" (featuring Joya) 4:19
12. "Funky Chickens"   5:40
13. "Snitch Killas"   5:00
14. "Can U Feel It?" (featuring E-40 & Young Kyoz) 4:40
15. "1990-Sick (Kill 'em All)" (Original version) 4:11

Samples[edit]

Dirty Bay

Mind of a Sick Nigga

Sucka Ass Niggas

  • "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-DMC

Snitch Killas

Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (1995)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 30
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
Singles
Song Chart (1995)[4] Peak
position
"1990-Sick (Kill 'em All)" U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 91
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: 1990-Sick. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: 1990-Sick". The Source: 90. February, 1996.
  3. ^ a b ((( 1990-Sick > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  4. ^ a b ((( 1990-Sick > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  5. ^ Spice 1 - "1990-Sick (Get 'em All)" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-02-05.
  6. ^ Spice 1 - "Ain't No Love" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-02-05.
  7. ^ Columnist. Bullets (Point-blank-news): "1 On The Run". Vibe: 90. February, 1996.

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