January 23, 2015

Spice 1 - 187 He Wrote (1993)


Can't escape the influence of The Chronic can you? It's 93 so even the bay needed to get even fatter and swinging basslines. Still the boom boom bay area bounce, but just more stuff is going into the production. As you'll hear from the first track Spice 1 has an array of techniques ready to throw at you, but he doesn't overuse them. I think I'm The Fucking Murderer is the only track on here that uses his famous stutter rap and that's all you'll need. Maybe he comes at you even harder on this second album or maybe it just seems that way since the album as a whole--including beats and engineering--is more intense. Anyway this is also considered one of gangsta rap's finest along with his debut the previous year. Dude could've should've been in N.W.A

Sample

187 He Wrote