Word on the street is that reggae singer Mikey Spice is terribly ill and was recently hospitalised. In 2001, Mikey Spice moved to Florida, but returned to Jamaica several years later. He had a very promising career in the 1990s but his incarceration on a gun charge put the brakes on his career for a while, but when you are that talented, you don't stay down. Outside of his contribution to Grab Yuh Lass, a breakout hit that announced his return to the music scene in the year 2000, he has recorded a cover of Bunny Wailer's Ballroom Floor and Bob Marley's Duppy Conqueror. His last studio album was released by VP Records in 2008, but the streets say that his health has rapidly declined over the past year. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Spice sang in his father's church from age seven, and learned to play guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, piano, saxophone, flute, and harp as a youngster. Spice began a career as a reggae musician in 1985. One of his best-known singles was a cover of Barry White's "Practice What You Preach".