Spice 1 & MC Eiht Form a North/South West Coast Connection on a New Track (Audio)

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“It’s all good, from Diego to the Bay,” rapped Dr. Dre famously on Tupac’s “California Love.” Nineteen years later, Oakland’s Spice 1 and Compton’s MC Eiht continue to make good on that promise. The two have linked on 1Mt’s “Kill or B Killed,” forming a West Coast connection that stretches from North to South.

Since each debuted in 1992, both MC Eiht and Spice 1 have upheld a tradition of voicing all facets of life from the streets of California, without glorification or euphemism. Joining a list of MCs that stretches from Ice-T to Kendrick Lamar, Spice and Eiht’s contributions to the gangsta rap canon rivals those of higher profile artists like Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Too Short.

The two have worked together on a number of occasions in the past, including Spice’s “The Murder Show” in 1993, and on joint albums in 2004 (The Pioneers) and 2006 (Keep It Gangsta).

Spice and Eiht join Staten Island MC 1Mt on his Ear2TheBeat-produced track. The song is a celebration of the 90s gangsta rap that influenced the East Coast MC. The bombastic horns and heavy beat give the song an epic feel that complements the legends performing and being celebrated on the track. Check it out.

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