Guess who's back! To celebrate his return, Obie Trice offers a free download of a brand new single titled "Loot"produced by his Shady Records comrade Denaun Porter AKA Mr. Porter. The single will be the first release off his new album "Hang Over", which is now scheduled to drop at the end of January. Obie proves that he hasn't lost a step as he showcases his exceptional story telling ability over the invigorating Mr. Porter track. Take this in below and check in for more new music coming soon!
With the Eminem buzz at a maximum this week surrounding the release of his upcoming album, MMLP2, on Tuesday, I figured he'd be the perfect subject for our #OldSchoolSundays feature. I'm using this to also spotlight one of the most slept-on albums of the early 2000s: Obie Trice's Cheers.
The fellow D-Town native was Eminem's protege around the time of The Eminem Show and O. Trice's debut album dropped shortly thereafter and was one of my favorites at the time. Obie possessed similar silly and clever one-liners to Slim, but also the lyrical prowess to tell stories that he's experienced. His production was all on point as well, with Cheers becoming the next project that Dre & Eminem worked on (with Timbaland and Emile even helping out with some tracks of their own).
All things combined, Cheers was a great listen from beginning to end and a high school staple for me during the fall of '03. I literally remember those bus rides with the first track highlighted above kicking off my commute. "Lady" is a song that I can come back to 10 years later and feel the same, timeless energy behind Obie and Em's rhymes. It's one of the handful of all-caps *TIBS FAVS. that are on the album.
Another one is what I'll conclude this post on: the music video for "The Setup". Good things happen when Dre & Nate Dogg (R.I.P.) add their stylings to your debut album, and it's Obie Trice's storytelling that gives this one longevity. Contributing to that is the music video that stars Mya and brings it all to life. Another great throwback to watch today. And since we're all in an Eminem mood this week, we should make some time to listen to the entire album — a nostalgic re-listen for me, and perhaps a resonating first listen to our younger readers. Enjoy!
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Obie Trice "The Setup" f/ Nate Dogg (prod. Dr. Dre | starring Mya) [Music Video]