Spice 1 is preparing his next album, Haters’ Nightmare, and is also readying a second album with one of Compton’s Most Wanted.
“Me and MC Eiht are working on a new album,” Spice 1 says in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “We just talked about that, so look forward to us doing some new songs and doing the new album. We been talkin’ about doing that for years, but we just actually said, ‘Let’s do it,’ so we gonna get it in. While I’m out here [in Los Angeles] we’re gonna at least get a few songs in, name the album, get the shit together ’cause I know the fans lookin’ for it.
For his own album, the 1990-Sick emcee enlisted the help of some of Hip Hop’s most notorious choppers.
“I’m planning on getting Twista, all the members of Bone [thugs-n-harmony], Tech N9ne and Busta Rhymes all on one album and we all just spittin’ crazy, doin’ crazy ass-shit. That’s why it’s called Haters’ Nightmare cause it’s a fuckin’ nightmare to these haters. So far I got Layzie. Me and Layzie Bone got a video. It’s called ‘Sidelines’ out there on YouTube and VEVO. Then me and Flesh is on the album, on the same song.
“Then I got one with Krayzie,” Spice 1 continues. “It’s called, ‘Run Ya Mouth’ so look for that shit, and then I got ‘Ghetto Star,’ that’s on YouTube and Vevo. Y’all can look for that shit. I wanted to put all the members of Bone on different tracks and make a whole album with me and all the smashers. So hopefully I’ll be successful with my quest and get all of the smashers on my shit and smash these muthafuckas.”
Even though they’re friends, Spice acknowledges the quiet competitive spirit that surfaces whenever he and Tech N9ne come together on a track.
“It’s friendly competition cause when it comes down to it, we all each other’s competition,” Spice 1 says. “Me and Tech go way back, so we can always collide and do anything. That’s my dude. You never know what me and Tech will come with. We’ve been talking about doing some more songs, so be on the look out.”
Spice 1 Recalls Recording With Tupac
In 1994, before Tupac became one of the biggest stars on the planet, he and Spice 1 recorded “Jealous Got Me Strapped.” and “Can’t Turn Back.”
“Those were some of the funnest times of our lives cause we were at the highest point,” Spice 1 says. “I’m #1 on the Billboard and Tupac was in Juice. We was just the hottest shit movin’. That was my dude. We did ‘Jealous Got Me Strapped,’ we was hangin’ just having a lotta fun, a lotta laughs and shit.
“[Recording ‘Can’t Turn Back’], we was ridin’ around and he was like, ‘You always get high and go to sleep nigga. Quit fuckin’ goin’ to sleep in the studio and shit,’” Spice 1 continues. “I’m like, ‘Man I don’t get high and go to sleep. You got me fucked up.’ He come back like, ‘Nigga, I bet you you gonna get high and go to sleep.’ So we get into the studio and we record the verse to ‘Can’t Turn Back’ and by the time I started my second verse, I was sleep in the booth. And he came in the booth and he’s like, ‘Nigga I told you you was gonna go to sleep. Wake up.’ He knew me pretty well. He was really my nigga.”