Spice 1 Released Debut Album ‘Spice 1’ on This Date In 1992

Spice 1 Released Debut Album 'Spice 1' on This Date In 1992

Spice 1 is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Spice 1, released April 14, 1992 on Jive Records. The album was produced by Ant Banks, Blackjack, E-A-Ski & CMT and Spice 1. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums and at number 82 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers. One single, “Welcome to the Ghetto”, peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 5 on the Billboard Rap Songs.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for four songs, including: “In My Neighborhood”, “Welcome to the Ghetto”, “187 Proof” and “East Bay Gangsta”. Richie Rich makes a cameo appearance in “Welcome to the Ghetto”. “East Bay Gangsta” and “Welcome to the Ghetto” were B-sides on the other singles. The album was included in the Source Magazine’s 100 greatest hip hop albums.

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