Robert Green, Jr. (born July 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Spice 1, is an American rapper from Hayward, California. He has consistently been releasing solo and group albums since 1992. Spice 1 was ranked number 56 in The Source magazine’s Top 115 Hip-Hop Artists from 1988–2003.
Spice’s stage name is an acronym for “Sex, Pistols, Indo, Cash, and Entertainment”. He was first discovered by rapper Too $hort. In 1991 he put out his first release, Let It Be Known EP, which was not widely distributed. In 1992, he released his self-titled debut Spice 1, a vivid and fatalistic gangsta rap album. He followed it with an even more bitter and nihilistic release, 187 He Wrote, in 1993.