SPAIDE RIPPER Hassle Life LLC. Ya Best Believe, Spaide R.I.P.P.E.R. (Rhyming In Perfection, Punishing Every Rapper) is as serious as his name when it comes to creating big club records with a street swagger and an intellect that reaches the core of the collective hip-hop conscious.
The Source Magazine in 2003 crowned him the Peoples Champ of St. Louis, long before the world had heard of another rapper claiming this title. In his own words Spaide pulls no punches, “Im in the game to up the value of music coming out of Saint Louis. I think thats what every artist from my city should be in it for.” This determination and dedication to quality is only one clue as to why Spaide has been named Saint Louis Best Hip-Hop Artist 2005.
Spaides buzz is finally being felt in places far away from Wabada & Goodfellow the hood in Saint Louis, Missouri that he now calls his home. Off the strength of his numerous mixtapes, his tenacious grind and his very own record label, Hassle Life, Spaide has placed himself in the offices of some of the industries most respected label heads.
While he continues to field offers from various labels, Spaide continues to attack the game by releasing the club banging single ALWAYS, which held 13 weeks on the Billboard charts top ten and is still getting major burn in markets as far away as Houston,TX; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Miami,Fl.
The critically acclaimed Peoples Champ of Saint Louis signed a lucrative deal with Urban World Wireless to create Ringtones so that more of his fans can access his music.
All of Spaides current success can be linked back to the days when he used to eat mcs as a member of the notorious street posse the Hassles, along with Nimmy Russell and Trauma Man. Listeners to his earlier music can definitely witness Spaides growth as an MC and his dedication to creating great music that can be enjoyed by all ages. This approach is what got him recognized by legendary comic genius and fellow St. Louisan, Joe Torry, who invited the rapper to record music for the soundtrack to his Torry Brothers comedy DVD. Spaide has also made guest appearances and/or collaborations with Juvenile, Potzee(Asylum), Ruka Puff, opened up for boxing dynamo Devon Alexander the Great and with Spanish Rap Group Tres Coronas nominated to a Latin Grammy in 2007. Tres Coronas recorded the spanish version of Spaide’s smash hit ALWAYS.
The same business acumen that led him to establish his own label with partners Bo and BoOo is what drove Spaide to create Saint Louis first DVD project by an underground artist, Dat New Dirty and to drop several street certified mixtapes such Da Streetz Iz Talkin released in 2008, The Wabada Ave Vol 1. released in 2009 and Im The Champ Murda Mixtape released in 2010 under his own Label
In 2009-2010 teamed up with Phat Budda and Beasta Music Group ( Home of Stevie Stone former Ruthless Records artists, now signed to Strange Music Inc. and Jibbs signed to UMG/Geffen ) to release his debut album, but the label ended up not releasing it, however Spaide recorded a song RUN TUN for Stevie Stone´s debut album under Fly Moves/Ruthless Records/Sony/Colombia/RED with a national distribution in the US.
In 2010 Spaide Ripper joined forces with St. Louis own State 2 State Ent. and Smoke Dog CEO, together collaborated with music industry artists like Yo Gotti, 8Ball & MJG, DJ Khaled, Bubba Sparxxx, Ebony Eyes and Jelly Joe releasing a digital EP on itunes, the first single released IM AN ESKIMO featuring YO GOTTI was featured on DJ ENVY and TAPEMASTERS INC mixtape series PURPLE CODEINE 27 and FIVE STAR GENERAL with a wide-range of national and interational audience, the second single Ridin´on 4´s featuring 8Ball & MJG was released soon after with a world-exclusive on WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM
For 2011, fans should be on the look out for some new singles and a couple of new mixtapes, while he finds a new home to release his highly anticipaded album.