The Truth (Spice 1 album)
The Truth is Spice 1's 11th studio album and was released on October 4, 2005. "Intro" "No Real G'z" "Money Thang" "Thug Music" "This Is Bizness" "Keep Ballin'" "Leave the Ridin' to Us" "Everybody Wanna Go to Heaven" "Get High" "Heartbreak Hotel" "What You Workin' wit'?" "Dear Haters" "How We Boss Up" "No Real G'z" "Outro"
The Black Bossalini
The Black Bossalini is the fifth studio album by American rapper Spice 1. It was released on October 1997 via Jive Records. Production was handled by several record producers, including Ant Banks, Rick Rock, Ali Malek, Clint "Payback" Sands, Femi Ojetunde, Hen-Gee and Mike Mosley, it features guest appearances from Big Syke, Ice-T, Mack 10, MC Breed, Too $hort, WC, Yukmouth. The album peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number 5 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States; the album spawned two singles: a promo single "510, 213 / Ballin' / I'm High" and "Playa Man", but none of them made it to Billboard charts. A music video was shot for the song "Playa Man"; the song "2 Hands & a Razorblade" was heard in the 1997 film Dangerous Ground and was included on the film's soundtrack. Allmusic - "... There are a couple of Southern Californian flourishes here and there...it's a solid record that should appeal to his legions of fans." 510 / 213 "That Girl" by Stevie WonderCaught Up in My Gunplay "Anger" by Marvin GayeDown Payment on Heaven " Goes My Mind" by LeVertPlaya Man "Virgin Man" by Smokey RobinsonRecognize Game "Humpin'" by The Gap BandThe Boss Mobsta "Friends" by WhodiniThe Thug in Me "Turn Your Love Around" by George Benson The Black Bossalini at Allmusic"The Black Bossalini at Discogs The Black Bossalini at MusicBrainz
A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians and musicians. Such titles are adopted for a wide variety of reasons and may be similar or nearly identical to an individual's birth name. In some situations, a performer will adopt his or her title as a legal name, although this is not the case. Personal names or nicknames that make up the professional name should not be considered as a "fake name" like Lady Gaga: for example: Miley Cyrus: born Destiny Hope Cyrus, uses her personal nickname "Miley" and her maiden name "Cyrus" as her professional name, in 2018 she changed to Miley Ray Hemsworth. A performer will take a stage name because his/her real name is considered unattractive, dull, or unintentionally amusing, is difficult to pronounce or spell, has been used by another notable individual, or projects an undesired image. Sometimes a performer adopts a name, unusual or outlandish to attract attention. Other performers use a stage name; the equivalent concept among writers is called a nom de pen name.
In radio, the term "radio name" or "air name" is used. Some individuals who are related to a celebrity take a different last name so they are not perceived to have received undue advantage from their family connection. Examples of these include Joan Fontaine, Luka Bloom, Mike McGear. Sisters Loretta and Brenda Webb adopted the names Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue, Crystal Gayle, respectively. Actor Nicolas Cage, born Nicolas Coppola, chose a new last name to avoid comparisons with his uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola, who gave him his big break in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married. Conversely, individuals who wish to receive benefit from their family connections may take that person's first or last name. For example, Lon Chaney Sr.’s son Creighton spent a number of years appearing in minor roles before renaming himself Lon Chaney, Jr. Actress Rebecca Isabelle Laemmle rechristened herself Carla Laemmle in reference to her uncle, Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle. Emilio Estevez and his sister Renee chose not to take their father Martin Sheen’s professional name and use their birth names.
Women who achieve fame after marriage use their married name as part of their professional name, ie. Kris Jenner while women who achieved fame before marriage continue to use their maiden name or a Hyphenated surname like Mariah Carey and Courteney Cox-Arquette. In some cases, the individual may adopt a stage name to avoid confusion with other family members who have similar names. Actor Mark Harmon uses his middle name professionally to avoid confusion with his father Heisman Trophy winner and former broadcaster Tom Harmon. Guilds and associations that represent actors, such as the Screen Actors Guild in the United States and British Actors' Equity Association in the United Kingdom, stipulate that no two members may have identical working names. An actor whose name has been taken must choose a new name. Notable examples include: David Tennant, born David McDonald, who said in an interview that he adopted the surname "Tennant" after seeing Neil Tennant in a copy of Smash Hits. Diane Keaton, whose birth name is Diane Hall, took her mother's maiden name as a stage name after learning that there was a registered actress named Diane Hall in the Actors' Equity Association.
Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams uses "Vanessa L. Williams" due to SAG guidelines, although the other actress with same first and last name is arguably less notable. David Walliams changed one letter in his surname due to there being another "David Williams". Terry O'Quinn of Lost fame changed his surname from Quinn to O'Quinn as another registered actor had the name Terrance Quinn. Long-time Simpsons writer and Futurama executive producer David X. Cohen changed his middle initial from S to X because there was a David S. Cohen registered with the Writer's Guild of America. In other cases, a middle name may be adopted in preference to changing a name. Examples include comedian Hugh Dennis born Peter Hugh Dennis, actor-comedian Hugh Laurie born James Hugh Calum Laurie, actor Timothy Carlton born Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. In some cases, attaching a generational suffix is sufficient for guild rules. A person hoping to become successful as an entertainer who has a name identical to a name familiar to the public may change his/her name in order to avoid having his/her name evoke the other person with the same name.
For example, the actor/writer/director Albert Brooks was born Albert Einstein and changed his surname to avoid associations with the renowned physicist with the same name. Singer Katy Perry, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, released her self-titled album under the name Katy Hudson, but used her mother's maiden name to avoid confusion with
Spice 1 (album)
Spice 1 is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Spice 1, released April 14, 1992 on Jive Records. It was certified gold by the RIAA; 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: "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. Allmusic - "... His style, an appropriate mix of irony, disdain and confusion, never succumbs to the situation or seeks to justify or downplay the sense of impending doom."Entertainment Weekly - "...
Spice 1's lyrics are clever enough to make you forget you've heard it all before...his tales unfold with the drama of short stories..."iTunes Store - "...with a large serving of gunplay and ghetto storytelling. Spice's unique vocal style showcased an uncanny ability to twist and contort his flow...the bass-heavy beats still knock with authority, ideal for bumping in the scraper..." Welcome to the Ghetto "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye "No One's Gonna Love You" by The S. O. S. Band187 Pure "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob JamesCity Streets "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The DramaticsF***ed in the Game "Make Me Believe in You" by Curtis MayfieldIn My Neighborhood "Reach for It" by George DukeMoney Gone "Time for a Change" by Mel BrownMoney or Murder "Joy by Isaac HayesPeace to My Nine "One Nation Under a Groove" by FunkadelicYoung N**** "Mothership Connection" by Parliament "Us" by Ice CubeNote: The sample credits contain a disclaimer from George Clinton disparaging the lyrical content of the song, yet stating the sample was allowed due to the message of music as a free agent of change inherent in "Mothership Connection."
This type of note was uncommon for most artists. AlbumRIAA Certification Spice 1 at Allmusic Spice 1 at Discogs Spice 1 at MusicBrainz Spice 1 at Tower Records
Hits (Spice 1 album)
Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rapper Spice 1, released November 10, 1998 on Jive Records. The album features production by Ant Banks, Clint "Payback" Sands, E-A-Ski & CMT, MC Eiht, Rick Rock and Spice 1, it peaked at number 82 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album features guest performances by 2Pac, MC Eiht, Method Man, G-Nut of 187 Fac. Hits was released in between The Black Bossalini and Immortalized; the album features songs from all of his previous albums, plus two unreleased songs, "Balls'N Brains" and "Nobody Want Work". Hits is the first of three greatest hits compilations by Spice 1, Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled and Hits 3, were released in 2001 and 2002, respectively. Rap Pages "... He blessed the mic with a unique lyrical prowess.... It would be an injustice to exclude Spice 1 as one of the pioneers in the evolution of Bay Area Hip-Hop..." "Welcome to the Ghetto" - 4:09 "Trigga Gots No Heart" - 3:07 "The Murda Show" - 4:27 "Balls'N Brains" - 3:38 "Dirty Bay" - 4:23 "187 Proof" - 3:50 "In My Neighborhood" - 3:42 "Jealous Got Me Strapped" - 4:36 "Trigga Happy" - 3:11 "The Thug in Me" - 3:36 "1990-Sick" - 4:28 "Sucka Ass Niggas" - 3:20 "Young Nigga" - 5:00 "Dumpin' Em in Ditches" - 4:05 "Nobody Want Work" - 4:18 "Hard to Kill" - 4:07 "187 Pure" - 3:38 "Wanna Be a G" - 3:23 "Welcome to the Ghetto" "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye "No One's Gonna Love You" by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis "Dirty Bay" "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding In My Neighbourhood" "Reach For It" by George Duke, B.
Miller, N. Chancler and C. I. Johnson "Sucka Ass Niggas" "Sucker M. C.'s" by Run–D. M. C. Hits at Allmusic Hits at Discogs Hits at MusicBrainz Hits at Tower Records
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Spiceberg Slim is the eighth studio album by American rapper Spice 1. The album was released in 2002 for Hard Tyme Records, & Riviera Records and made it to #79 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts and #39 on the Top Independent album charts; the album featured guest appearances from Kokane, Tray Dee and Jayo Felony. "Spiceberg Slim" - 3:38 "Welcome Back to the Ghetto" - 4:09 "If It Ain't Rough, It Aint Me" - 3:38 "Its Nothin" - 2:53 "Thuggin" feat. Kokane & Tray Deee - 3:39 "You Got Me Fucked Up" - 3:25 "Turn da Heat Down" feat. Outlawz - 5:17 "Haters" feat. Spade - 3:44 "Niggas I Roll Wit" - 3:44 "Lucky I'm Rappin" feat. Jayo Felony - 3:46 "Azz Hole Naked" - 4:07 "Das OK" feat. Rappin' 4-Tay - 3:35 "Pistols, Paper" - 3:46 Das O. K. "Strawberry Letter 23" by The Brothers JohnsonPistols, Paper "I'll Play the Blues for You" by Albert KingThuggin' "No One's Gonna Love You" by The S. O. S. BandWelcome Back to the Ghetto "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye