Spice 1

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Spice 1
Birth nameRobert Lee Greene, Jr.
Also known asFetti Chico
Born (1970-07-02) July 2, 1970 (age 51)[1]
Bryan, Texas
OriginOakland, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active1988–present
Labels
  • Thug World Music
  • High Powered
  • Triple X
  • Independent Warrior
  • Hard Tyme
  • Riviera
  • Mobb Status
  • Jive
  • Triad

Robert Lee Greene, Jr. (born July 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Spice 1 (an acronym for "Sex, Pistols, Indo, Cash and Entertainment"),[2] is an American rapper from Hayward, California.[3] He began releasing albums in 1992.

Career[edit]

Jive Records (1991 – 1999)[edit]

In 1991 he released his first EP, Let It Be Known. In 1992 he released Spice 1, and in 1993 released 187 He Wrote.[citation needed]

Spice 1 released six albums under Jive Records along with one greatest hits album. Three of them, Spice 1, 187 He Wrote and AmeriKKKa's Nightmare, were certified gold.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Green attended Mt. Eden High School in Hayward.[5] According to Green, he once stole a car that resembled one owned by Too Short and used it to make "doughnuts" (doughnut shaped tire burns) on the street outside of Too Short's mother's house, in an attempt to impress the older rapper.

When Green received his first large check for his music, he stopped selling drugs and focused on making music instead.[6]

In a recording session on September 7, 1996, Green, Tupac Shakur, and Kokane recorded the song Fame together, which is believed to be the last song that Shakur ever recorded before getting shot in Las Vegas later that same night. Green, being a close personal friend of the late rapper, was on his way to meet up with him in Las Vegas for an after party when he received the news that Shakur had been shot.[7]

Green was shot in the chest on December 3, 2007 while sitting in his car outside his parents' home in Oakland, California.[5] He survived and later recovered at a hospital.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert OG Spice Green - Facebook". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Classic Spice 1 Interview(Shout to Dubcnn.com)". Escobar300's Blog. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ Ron Wynn. "Spice 1 - Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Spice 1: Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Rapper Spice 1 shot, recovering in hospital". SFGate. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Spice 1 on Signing with Too Short at 16, Stealing a Car to Impress Him". VladTV. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  7. ^ "Spice 1 Talks New Generation Tupac Disrespect, Recording 2pac Last Song". DOC HICKS TV. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.

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