AmeriKKKa's Nightmare

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AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
Studio album by Spice 1
Released November 22, 1994
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk
Length 66:02
Label Jive
Producer Ant Banks, Battlecat, Blackjack, Chaz Hayes (exec.), DJ Slip, Spice 1
Spice 1 chronology
187 He Wrote
(1993)
AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
(1994)
1990-Sick
(1995)
Singles from AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
  1. "Strap on the Side"
    Released: 1994

AmeriKKKa's Nightmare is the third studio album by American rapper Spice 1, released November 22, 1994 on Jive Records. The album was produced by Ant Banks, Battlecat, Blackjack, DJ Slip and Spice 1. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 22 on the Billboard 200.[1] One single, "Strap on the Side", peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[2] This album is considered by many to be his most influential album, as well as containing guest appearances from major artists such as E-40, 2Pac, Method Man and 187 Fac.

Along with singles, music videos were released for two songs: "Strap on the Side"[3] (featuring a cameo appearance by 2Pac), and "Face of a Desperate Man"[4] (featuring a cameo appearance by G-Nut).

The original version of "Nigga Sings the Blues", was heard in the film, Jason's Lyric, and was also released on the film's soundtrack.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]

Allmusic - "...AmeriKKKa's Nightmare appealed to hip-hoppers who had been savoring Dr. Dre's The Chronic in 1994...the CD manages to hold attention thanks to Spice's appealing flow (his rhyming skills are solid, to be sure) and the very Dre-ish produced tracks..."[5]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Time Samples
1 "D-Boyz Got Love for Me" (feat. E-40) Blackjack 5:04
2 "Face of a Desperate Man" Ant Banks 4:53 *"The Memory" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
3 "Strap on the Side" Blackjack 4:47 *"Cuttin' It Up" by L.T.D.
4 "Jealous Got Me Strapped" (feat. 2Pac) Blackjack 4:36
5 "Tell Me What That Mail Like" Blackjack 4:04
6 "Doncha Runaway" Ant Banks 4:56 *"You Can't Run Away" by Bar-Kays
7 "Hard to Kill" (feat. Method Man) Blackjack 4:07
8 "Nigga Sings the Blues (BLACKJACK's Version)" Blackjack 3:19
9 "You Can Get the Gat for That" Spice 1 4:18 *"Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
10 "Bustas Can't See Me" Battlecat 4:25 *"More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp
11 "Murder Ain't Crazy" Blackjack 4:36
12 "Stickin' to the 'G' Code" DJ Slip 3:47 *"Mr. Groove" by One Way
13 "Give the 'G' a Gat" (feat. G-Nut) Ant Banks 5:30
14 "Three Strikes" Blackjack 4:30
15 "You Done Fucked Up" Ant Banks 3:10 *"Yolanda" by Bobby Bland

Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (1994)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 22
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
Singles
Song Chart (1994)[2] Peak
position
"Strap on the Side" U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ((( AmeriKKKa's Nightmare > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  2. ^ a b ((( AmeriKKKa's Nightmare > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  3. ^ Spice 1 - "Strap on the Side" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  4. ^ Spice 1 - "Face of a Desperate Man" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  5. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Review: AmeriKKKa's Nightmare. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-02-04.

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