Mixmaster Spade

Mixmaster Spade

Real Name:
Frank Antonia Williams
Profile:
b. November 1, 1961
d. March 15, 2005

Legendary Compton hip-hop Singer/Rapper and mixtape pioneer. Passed away in 2005 in a motorcycle accident.

Mixmaster Spade sang fun-filled verses and rhymes about the reality of the Compton streets. He started making mixtapes in 1983. Made his debut with Compton rap pioneer, Toddy Tee. Introduced Mixmaster Spade & The Compton Posse. Spade was very close friends with DJ Pooh, Joe Cooley, CJ Mac, DJ Var, and Low Profile's DJ Aladdin. Houston rapper Jazzie Redd also wrote some of Spade's rhymes.

Spade spoke of the many biters of his sound on "Genius is Back". His nursery style rhyme was often imitated by local acts also making mixtapes, stealing Spade's choruses, rhymes, and cadences. He was the first "homeboy" singing on hip hop tracks from the West Coast.
He paved the way for his predecessors and proteges, such as NWA, Snoop Dogg, DJ Crazy Toones, Nate Dogg, and DJ Quik.

DJ Quik speaks on the Legend of Mixmaster Spade on his DVD "DJ Quik: Visualism".

Spade's trademark was two words he said often, "Aw Yeah!". He can be seen in King Tee's "Ruff Rhyme" music video. And also pictured on the album cover for King Tee's "Act a Fool".

In 2008, Gents of Desire and Union Clothing Store in Los Angeles, presented a MIXMASTER SPADE billboard atop the Union Clothing store building.

Mixmaster Spade can also be heard on "The Game (It's Ruff)" and "Baggin on Moms" by King Tee, "Do You Wanna Go to the Liquor Store" by King Tee from the St. Ides Commercials Produced by DJ Pooh, and tribute song for Mixmaster Spade called "Sure Shot" by DJ Quik.
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Mixmaster Spade Discography

Singles & EPs

TT-2301 Toddy Tee Featuring Mix Master Spade* Toddy Tee Featuring Mix Master Spade* - Just Say No 9mm T.O. Records TT-2301 US 1986 Sell This Version
THR-17 King Tee / King Tee And Mixmaster Spade With The Compton Posse King Tee / King Tee And Mixmaster Spade With The Compton Posse - The Coolest / Ya Better Bring A Gun(12") Techno Hop Records THR-17 US 1987 Sell This Version
DYF-008 Toddy Tee Featuring Mix Master Spade* Toddy Tee Featuring Mix Master Spade* - Gangster Boogie (Maxi) Hub City Records DYF-008 US 1988 Sell This Version
LAP 01 Mix Master Spade* And Compton Posse* Mix Master Spade* And Compton Posse* - Genius Is Back(12") LA Posse Records LAP 01 US 1988 Sell This Version
LAP 1111 Mix Master Spade* It's The Mix Master (EP, Album) LA Posse Records LAP 1111 US 1989 Sell This Version
LAP 003 Mix Master Spade* Brand New Sound(12", Single) LA Posse Records LAP 003 US 1989 Sell This Version
LAP 2222 Mix Master Spade* Sexy Lady(12") LA Posse Records, Triad Records LAP 2222 US 1991 Sell This Version
LAP 3333 Mixmaster Spade Sexy Lady (Remix) / Genius Is Back LA Posse Records LAP 3333 US 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Toddy Tee Featuring Mix Master Spade* Toddy Tee Featuring Mix Master Spade* - The Ultimate Collection Vol 1 (Comp) Gruv/City Records none US 1988 Sell This Version

Videos (15) Edit