The 5th Element Recording artiste Richie Spice was on a tour to promote his VP Records/Fifth Element Records album “In The Streets to Africa“. Released in February, the album is getting rave reviews. The March 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine gave it 4 stars saying, “…… Spice offers an exception to the slackness and hyperactivity of dancehall. One of the best roots releases in years.”
Promoting the album, Spice performed at Zanzibar in Washington DC to a crowd of over 1,000 on Friday, February 16th and the Raggamuffin Festival on Long Beach in Los angeles, California for over 10’000 people the following day. On Tuesday, February 20th , Spice had an in store appearance at the FYE in Torrence, L.A, where hundreds of fans waited patiently for a chance to have Spice sign their copy of “In The Streets To Africa”. Spice then travelled to New York for more in store promotions and to appear at Irie Jam on February 23rd and Caribbean Culture Week the following day. Over the weekend he was in Grenada to perform at Tempo’s “Got Tempo” at the drive cinema on March 3rd .
The title of the album highlights the struggles as well as the business options that are available within the African continent. Spice plans to tour Africa for the first time in 2007. The righteous artiste returned home last weekend.