Richie Spice received a Reggae Soca Music Award for being The Most Cultural Artiste for 2005, beating out the likes of heavyweights like Jah Cure, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage and Luciano.
He received his award during the 13th annual Reggae Soca Music Awards which were held on May 27th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Known for the mega hit, 'Earth a Run Red', Richie Spice has continued to sparkle. Last year, his single, 'Youths So Cold' peaked at #59 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart last year, and he made the May issue of Vibe magazine.
Spice's latest singles, 'Brown Skin' and 'Open the Door' on the Bobby Konders Massive B label, have been getting rave critical reviews and are expected to drive the sales of his upcoming album, 'In the Streets to Africa'.
"Right now, we are negotiating with a major US label to lock up distribution for the album overseas but we don't wish to disclose who at this time," Devon Wheatley, head of Fifth Element Records, told YardFlex.Com.