If you were under a rock for the past couple weeks, Dancehall Artist Spice dived into the sea of controversy and had the people talking. With a skin bleaching stunt to promote her black positive single, the Deejay and now Reality Show Star topped it off with the release of her latest Mixtape titled, “Captured“. Since the releases, Spice has been a never ending topic to discuss. While all that is well and good, what probably slid under the radar for many, is she gave us another side of her musical prowess to enjoy, singing in Spanish! On the track titled “Fiesta“, Spice gets into some Latin production and delivered! While the mixtape featured some of her usual arsenal, this unique entry is one that should garner numerous repeats. A rather caliente track indeed, feel free to translate the lyrics. Want to get into more Spice? Check out our “Meet Grace ‘Spice’ Hamilton” Playlist, and our tribute to the “Dancehall Queen of the Stage“. Check it out below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Before she makes her debut as a cast member of the new season of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta“, we want to introduce those who aren’t familiar to the music of Grace “Spice” Hamilton. Making the move to Spotify again, we compiled a 2+ hour playlist of some of her top hits over the years. While she made a couple cameo appearances before, Spice officially revealed that she was a cast member a couple weeks ago, and fans are eager to see what she’ll be up to. Dubbed “The Queen of the Dancehall Stage“, she has travelled far and wide to deliver her signature blend of Dancehall to the masses for quite some time. We paid tribute to her last year when she made her cameo appearances, but today we add music for those who need a crash course. Have a listen below, and do share with someone who isn’t familiar.
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We salute the “Stage Show Boss” in this post. As the saying goes, “Give people Flowers while they can still smell them”. Big up Spice!
The Throne for the Dancehall Queen is currently vacant, and there could only be one who ascends to claim her rightful place at the top of Dancehall. The genre is now in the Era of “The Spicy 1“, and though her given name is Grace Latoya Hamilton, we know her as Spice! Never been far from the spotlight, Spice proved time and time again that she’s in a lane of her own with no contenders. From acting, to singing, deejaying, to dancing, she’s multifaceted and continues to have an edge among her peers.
Since her debut, Spice has always been one to push boundaries in Dancehall as a Female Artist. She will always be known for being different whether it be for the colour of her hair, her unique outfits, or her many stand out singles. Among her Dancehall peers, she has never been afraid to outperform them, whether male or female. Her various Clash appearances, “War” records and counteractions are proof of this. Bounty Killer, one of her earliest mentors, hailed her as one of the “Baddest” acts before she even scored her first hit.
Spice is a woman who wears many hats. She is a Dancehall Artist, an Actress, a Style Icon, a Mother, and now a Reality Show Star? Well she dabbled a little in the latter as she made an appearance in the newest episode of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta! Here she played host for the series regulars Mimi Faust and Karlie Redd as they took a trip to Jamaica. How did they link up? You have to watch this episode to get your answer and more! Big up Grace Hamilton a.k.a. Spice! Check out the video below.
Reggae Sumfest Dancehall night was a success for fresh on the scene, hit maker, Don Andre. He celebrated the top Dancehall collaboration of the year alongside Ding Dong and Chi Ching Ching with a well-received high-energy performance. He also performed his new track Jog honoring Usain Bolt while flying the Jamaican flag high.
Later in the show Spice hurled insults at the fast-rising star. Don Andre is very displeased that she used his record in her set in an attempt to publicly insult his style and sexual preference. According to the artiste this is what happens with success, there is always someone who will try to bring you down.
“Anywhere there is success there is always a hater trying to stop it. Tom Cruise is in high rotation in several countries and the most popular Dancehall move right now. I just got an award from veteran sound system Stone Love to endorse that.
Spice needs to just leave me alone and work on getting an up to date number one song like, Tom Cruise. Her last number one was two years ago. Right now she’s working desperately in the streets for a song to hit like Tom Cruise.
Spice needs to find back her gear; she’s running out of steam. She should focus on her botched assets and figure out how she’s going to get them corrected and leave me out of her loose arguments,” Don Andre says.
Don Andre is billed to appear at Philadelphia Jerk Festival on August 28th in Fairmount Park.
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