Hip-Hop News: Eric Clapton Embraced by MC Spice
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Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
2/15/2005 7:51:16 AM
Boston rap artist, MC Spice has been heavily promoting the June 14, 2005 release of his CD, "Lover Brown," but the public has grown to love the re-working of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" on the song, "Remember Me" featuring Mr. Clapton on the hook
 Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" touched the hearts of millions who've lost loved ones, and producer/songwriter/actor/rapper, MC Spice gets by with a little help from Clapton in the hip-hop/rap adaptation of the colossal hit which Clapton wrote as an ode to his son.
 "I've always been a fan of Clapton since Steely Dan. That voice is just smooth as butter. I remember checkin' out "Hey 19" and I knew he musta been cool to acknowledge Aretha Franklin in a song," says Spice via telephone at his home in Boston, Massachusetts. The rapper is responsible for the platinum success of actor Mark Wahlberg who performed as 'Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch,' netting Interscope Records millions of dollars.
 Spice digs deep into his soul and expresses the loss of loved ones, including his grandmother and his deejay, Wessy Wess who was murdered gangland style in Boston. The pain of the artist is felt throughout the music and is easily identifiable with all who've gone through times of mourning. Each verse is topped off with Clapton's signature sound.
 Currently, Spice is doing extensive work in urban communities promoting Bipolar awareness and helping children afflicted with the disorder to better cope with the illness. Diagnosed with Bipolar ten years ago, Spice explains his bout with the disorder in the song, "My Mind Is A Battlefield," and acts as a liaison between the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation and young urban mothers and their children.
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