Jimmy Spicer

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Jimmy Spicer
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Background information
Birth nameJames Bromley Spicer
BornMay 12, 1958
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 27, 2019(2019-09-27) (aged 61)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter
Years active1970–1990
LabelsFunky Bunch Trivia

James Bromley Spicer (May 12, 1958[1] – September 27, 2019) was an American hip hop recording artist who released a number of old school rap singles during the late 1970s and early 1980s including the classic "Dollar Bill Y'all," for which he was perhaps best known.[2][3] Spicer was managed by Russell Simmons' Rush Management. His single "The Bubble Bunch" featured Jellybean Benitez's first remix.[2]

Spicer had four daughters, Angelina, Leticia, Janel, and Princess and one son, James.

In 2018, he was diagnosed with advanced brain and lung cancer.[4] He died on September 27, 2019, at the age of 61.[5][6]


  • "Adventures of Super Rhyme (Rap)" (1980), Dazz Records - 12-inch single
  • "The Bubble Bunch" (1982), Mercury (US) - 12-inch single
  • "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)" (1983), Spring Records - 12-inch single
  • "This Is It" / "Beat The Clock" (1985), Def Jam Recordings - 12-inch single
  • "I Rock Boots" (1990), Def Valley Records - 12-inch single[7]
  • "$ Can't Buy U Luv (Money Can't Buy You Love)" (2010), Spice Rhymes [8]


  1. ^ Skillz, Mark (26 January 2016). "Hip Hop 101A: The Adventures of Jimmy Spicer". Hiphop101a.blogspot.com.
  2. ^ a b Kellman, Andy "Jimmy Spicer Biography", AllMusic, retrieved 2011-08-08
  3. ^ https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.48533/title.jimmy-spicer-calls-out-russell-simmons-for-unpaid-royalties-disingenuous-ig-post
  4. ^ "Hip Hop Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Diagnosed With Advanced Brain & Lung Cancer". HipHopDX.com. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/arts/music/jimmy-spicer-dead.html
  6. ^ "Hip Hop Pioneer Jimmy "Super Rhymes" Spicer Passes Away". HipHopDX.com. September 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Spicer - I Rock Boots". Discogs.
  8. ^ Leticia Spicer (24 May 2010). "JIMMY SPICER - "$ CAN'T BUY U LUV" (MONEY CAN'T BUY YOU LOVE)" – via YouTube.

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