MC Spice The Legend (Amir Q. Shakir) is a veteran rapper originally from Boston, Massachusetts. The first rapper from Boston to sign a major deal (Atlantic Records), MC Spice (also known as 'Spice') wrote and produced gold and platinum songs "Good Vibrations", "Wildside" and more for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. MC Spice is also the Founder and President of BlackBerry Radio Incorporated.
In 1987, MC Spice founded the TV show 'Strickly Hiphop' with his brother and partner Al McFarland (Sweety’s Entertainment). The TV show still airs today and is the first and longest-running uncensored Hiphop video program to air on Boston’s BNN-TV Channel 23 (Saturdays, 11pm). In the face of adversity from City Councilor Jerry P. McDermott and the Boston Police, MC Spice and McFarland fought to maintain their right to free speech and free expression. Fifteen years later, Amir added Rocsi Diaz to Strickly Hiphop and groomed the former radio host for television. By 2007, Rocsi was hired by B.E.T.’s Stephen Hill to host 106 & Park and she has since done work with Entertainment Tonight.
MC Spice furthered his dual career juggling Hiphop music with Radio Imaging and Broadcast Production. As Creative Consultant to Clear Channel’s Hiphop and R&B stations, MC Spice’s voiceovers were heard on radio stations all over the country, including WUSL/Power 99FM in Philadelphia, WOWI/103 Jamz in Virginia, and Hot 106 in Providence. He also voiced images and bumpers for WBOT in Boston, WPGC-AM in D.C., Howard Stern, Wendy Williams, and radio stations in the South and Southwest regions. He is also the Founder of Shakir Multimedia, a marketing, advertising, and consulting agency.
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