Spice 1 Shot, Remains In Critical Condition

While details are still emerging, XXLMAG.COM has learned that veteran Bay Area rapper Spice 1 was shot on Monday (December 3). According to the rapper’s manager, Six, Spice was shot in his hometown of Hayward, California on Monday afternoon. “There’s been all sorts of crazy rumors that he died,” says Six. “He is in critical condition, but it looks like he’s going to pull through.”

Spice, whose real name is Robert Green, is being held at an undisclosed hospital, which is being kept secret due to the unknown circumstances surrounding the shooting. “They really don’t know the nature of it—if it was random or what,” explains Six.

After signing with Jive Records in 1992, Spice 1 went on to become one of the Bay Area’s most prominent rappers throughout the ’90s, working with everyone from 2Pac to Method Man and racking up several gold albums. Since leaving Jive in 2000, Spice has released over ten albums independently.

  • SOUTHERNBREED

    Keep Ya Head Up Spice.
    I Hope You Pull Thru, U Been One Of My Favorties and Niggas Underrate U.
    Stay Up Boss!

    • Trill/Nigga

      this nigga aint shit..he was bac in the days only reason y he got shot up cuz he got pimp c killd fuck that nigga its trill over here U.G.K. for life smoke somethin bitch!!!!

  • CALI HEAT

    damn. hope he does pull through. livin mutha fuckin legend right here. but thats how it is when u livin in tha bay.

  • fla all day

    HOpe this nigga still 187 proof! im prayin for u cuz.

  • Rednose pit bull

    not to many people know about spice ones old shit,ive been listening to him since i was a shorty

  • nappy_pappy

    daaaaaaaamn. where the fuck he been? he finally emerges and its on some critical condition shit… hope he pulls thru

  • British B

    Hope he pulls through Spice1 a livin legend a tripple OG.

    I bet its goin down 2nite were he @. E40 n him used have some sick collaboes I hope they gna put him on that bay money train.

    That a old ass picture they gt were the curly locks at.

  • BIZZLE

    A REAL BAY AREA LEGEND RIGHT HERE HOMIE. HE’S BEEN PUTTING IN DOWN FOR YEARS. CHECK HIS CATALOG, THIS FOOL HAS SOME CLASSICS. I HOPE HE RECOVERS FROM THIS SHIT.

  • DevilintheFlesh

    “ROlling wit my motherfucking strap on the side of me, dont fuck wit a east bay G”

    Love ya Spiggity 1. Pull Thru.

  • Matt

    “A Nigga Has No Heart”

  • ragrago

    MY PRAYERS ARE WID U SPICE U R A LIVIN LEGEND..Its strange how in every other segment of society havin relative wealth removes the immediate dangers of death in the forms of gun crime..robberies etc..except the realm of hip hop it seems to increase da chances or not lower them maybe its da visibility of da artist and da fact dat sum…[big l,stacks,jmj..r.i.p}still live in da hoods which dey were born in….

  • KLETEWOOD

    South Side HAYWARD. Clip Clap all day.

    Spice 1 has been a ghetto legend for almost 2 decades. “Welcome to the Ghetto”, “187 Proof”, 1990-sick. “Trigga Gots No Heart”.

    I hope he makes it!

  • NEWAWKA631

    YO DAT SPICE 1 ALBUM FROM 94,WIT DAT TUPAC SINGLE IZ HARD,GO CHECK DAT SHIT YOUNGSTAZZZZZZZ,REAL GANGSTA SHIT

  • Big Kev

    THE TRIGGA GOTS NO HEART… was said by SPICE ONE himself. He had some crazy albums when I was a teenager. Really hope he is gonna be fine.
    PEACE.

  • MAYO MENACE-SURVIVA WEST ENT.

    a true legend in the RAP game period. my prayers go out to him and his family, hope you pull thru SPICE. much love

    MAYO MENACE- SURVIVA CLICK/SURVIVA WEST ENT.

  • stoneyisland

    PIMP C OF UGK IS DEAD!!!! GO TO TMZ.COM HE WAS FOUND DEAD IN A HOTEL…………

    • Arcey

      I’ve seen it but what’s their source… hope it’s not true

  • OSAMA

    THIS SOM FUCKED UP SHIT SPICE 1 KEEP YA HEAD UP UK BEEN BUMPIN UR SHIT SINCE WAY BACK.

  • Durty

    The Trigga Gots No Heart…that’s take me back..if he pull through I smell ah good album maybe

  • Mac Sleepy

    I hope he pulls thru….

  • RAY

    R.I.P PIMP C

  • http://www.myspace.com/larrybrite Larry Brite

    DAMN – it’s a derty Bay – STAY UP SPICE!!! We Love Ya Boi!!!! (No Gay Shi% – Just Real)

  • Caine

    Damn Spice, back in da day niggas used to say you was a studio gangsta. I hope you get ya self togetha…

  • Latino Heat

    damn this shit is fucked up! i hope u pull through homie. spice 1 is a bay legend, and cool as fuck in person. he blew real big with us in the paulos parking lot a while back. this is some sad shit man.

  • adrian smith

    first i like 2 say r.i.p pimp c i hope spice 1 gets better soon can’t believe that pimp c dead shit bun b ugk 4 ever

  • 1,2,1,2…anditdon’tstop81

    pimp c is dead! damn hip-hop niggas fallin out left and right! peace homey~

  • CED

    KARMA, KARMA, KARMA, KARMA, KARMA, KARMA, KARMA

    YOU SEE, HOW YOU CAN SPEAK ALL THESE RHYMES AND THEY COME TO FRUITION. YOU HELP IN THE MANIFESTATION ON YOUR LIFE!

    • Liqthez

      CED need to shut-they-fuck’n-lips. You wasn’t their, and your comments are like farts from you asshole, asshole!!! MF’s get shot everyday, and lyrics don’t have shit to do w/ it, Bioooooocth!!! After the facts present themselves, then talk out your asshole…

      Sign, A-Oakland-Az-Nigga

      Town bidnezz bitchez

  • Nasir Jones

    I recommend, when you kid turns 10
    Let ‘em hear Spice 1…made plenty noise

  • Liqthez

    Too bitch azz MATT, 4 jump’n bad on tha internet.

    If seen you in person,
    Bitch I’ll break your fangers…

  • Lynch.Mob’sta

    yo gui tha fuck, Spice 1,Pimp C the hells goin on, i kno hip-hop almost dead but that dont’ mean the kings of the beats gotta go with it. stay strong squad up…
    613 feelin’ ya boii, pull through and drop staright fire! rest is peace pimp you’ll always be the boos of the bay no matter what! 1

  • a_bay_diva

    spice i hope u make it thru we luv u!!!!

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF SPICE 1. WAY BACK N 88. MAY GOD KEEP U HERE SPICE. YA BOY PAC LOOKIN OVER U!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/zenzino Big ZenZ

    ahhhh…. my life will collapse if he Wu-Tang clan breaks up, Pimp C dies, and Spice 1 passes on all in the same week…. Robert L. Green Jr. is the fuckin’ Marlon Brando of this West Coast shit… Spice Ace, Ice T, Too Sheeze, NWA, Cypress Hill, and 2pac…

    Pioneers, bitch ass muthafuckin hating ass cats

    • Dirty mac

      Your right about that. People dont give spice his props man. They act like there was only one group from the west. he use to open for NWA when they came out here to the YAY!!!

  • Blue over Grey

    I got my hand on my gun
    ’cause they got me on the run
    Jealous got me strapped

  • AP

    maine i juz did a show out in Denver wit dat nigga. i been listenin 2 his shit fa yearz. i hope he pull thru. he a real nigga fam.

  • mike zaroswski

    I glad all of these niggers aare getting killed the only good nigger is a dead one, and I wish they would kill all of this jungle music along with it. Oh fuck kanya west mom may that coon rest in piss too

  • Vicious Seiger

    First, I read about Pimp C and now Spice 1, this is starting out as a sad day in Hip Hop. Spice my prayers are with you.

  • syndrome devious monk

    Man shitz gettin fuckked up,Spice one of da realest bruthas who ever put shit down,I jus wanna know da motive 4 this shootin,

  • Autumn

    damn thats fucked up. pimp c got killed? jeez rip. what the fuck is wrong with people?

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  • Token White Guy

    “See Mr Officer, I’m just tryin’ to survive
    Gotta keep a strap by my side
    Or I might get took for my life
    ‘fore they come and get me,
    shoot up my body,
    and leave me numb (…)”

    Spice 1 is a true legend. Great storyteller, up there with Kool G Rap. One of the first guys I heard spitting West Indian slang in his rhymes, way before it got popular. I hope he pulls through.

  • DvsSaint

    just another tale of some gangsta shit
    where niggaz murder in the first from a verse that spit
    Bitch-ass niggaz, expire, retire
    Stab him in the throat with the Dayton spoke wire
    So don’t get caught up in the mix
    I, let you motherfuckers know quick,

    Spice a true bay legend that speaks on da game! pull thru and drop that new 187 shit on us

  • Spook

    And when ya thought it couldn’t get worse with the passing of Pimp C, Spice1 gets popped. I pray he pulls through.

  • http://xxlmag.com nitromac aka lil roach

    dem little bitch azz niggas still hatin on da bay area its time for funk!u fuck wit one bay nigga you fuckin wit da whole bay nigga!

  • http://xxlmagazine.com DRE SCONEY-CHI TOWN

    get well soon spice,cause aint too many true gansta rappers left out here,ps waitin on that next album – “REVENGE IS A MUTHAFUCKA” – let 5-0 handle that shit cause jail is a muthafucka too.

  • dirty mac

    I hope you get well soon!!! Your one of favorite rappers of all time. The only reason why people even know about the bay was because of you. Stay up and keep rappin. The West Coast needs you!!!

  • iceman

    when spice made the album trouble with 2 short that shit was raw as hell he will pull through some body gonna pay dog.word of life

  • asassin

    spice you been my dawg since day 1 holla lets collab 404-963-2375