During an episode of LHHATL is when I first actually discovered Spice. I realized that I most definitely heard her music before, her voice was familiar to me but I had no idea who the artist was. 3 hours later after listening to her seemingly never ending playlist of sexy anthems & riddims I began to anticipate her August 2017 debut album release as much as her troves of fans worldwide. Listen to the first single “Sheet” from the project titled “Spice It Up” below.
Born Grace Hamilton, she grew up in the crushing poverty of the Old Braeton community in Portmore, St. Catherine. While attending St. Catherine High School she distinguished herself in the annual Jamaica Culture Development Commission.s (JCDC) festival contest in music, winning several gold medals. Spice eventually graduated from school with eight CXC subjects and immediately enrolled at the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts to study voice and drama.
However, she soon began to experiment with deejaying and in no time, she generated interest in her community with her musical abilities at local stage shows. In 1999, her appearances on popular JACS cable station gave her exposure and soon after, Spice began to gain a reputation for her blistering lyrics, high energy and risqué stage performances.
In 2000, veteran promoter, Heavy D from Supreme Promotions discovered her talent and wasted no time giving Spice the chance to perform at Sting 2000. There, she delivered an excellent performance infront of Sting.s usually acerbic crowd and earned four encores. That night a dancehall star was born.