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Obie Trice went from no one to someone in the rap world quickly when Eminem signed him to Shady Records and executive produced his debut. Born on the west side of Detroit in the Schoolcraft and Greenfield area, Trice began his rap career humbly. He dropped out of Cooley High School in the early '90s and began making ends meet, which wasn't too easy in the cold, abandoned streets of Detroit. His turning point came in 1998 with the birth of his daughter, Kobie. Shortly afterward, he took note of Eminem's breakthrough success in 1999 and began to have faith that he too could make it in the rap game, despite living in wayward Detroit. Trice had begun rapping at a young age. His mother had bought him a karaoke machine that he used to practice, making tapes of himself over the beats of Run-D.M.C. and Big Daddy Kane. Over the years he improved his craft remarkably, releasing street tapes that began to generate some buzz in the local underground scene. These recordings came to the attention of Eminem, who in turn called up Trice for an audition, and it was all smiles and handshakes from that point on. First came a plug on D12's Devil's Night album ("Obie Trice [Intro]" [2001]), then features on the Eminem Show album ("Drips" [2002]) and the 8 Mile soundtrack ("Love Me," "Adrenaline Rush," and "Rap Name" [2002]), and finally Trice's album debut, Cheers, in 2003. The album went platinum, and Trice wrapped up recording his follow-up by the end of 2005. On New Year's Eve 2006, he was driving home from a Detroit club with his girlfriend when he was shot in the head. Remarkably, he was able to exit the freeway, and an ambulance took him to a hospital in Southfield. It was determined that removing the bullet would be too risky; Trice was released within hours of arriving at the hospital. Between that event and the shooting death of D12's Proof, a friend and one of the people who met him at the hospital, Trice was compelled to record new tracks for his long-finished album. Second Round's on Me was finally issued in August 2006. Two years later he left Shady, feeling the label had failed to give him the proper promotional push but making it clear that Eminem was not to blame and the two were still very close. Mixtapes and guest appearances would carry Trice until 2012 when Bottoms Up became his first release for his own Black Market Entertainment label. Dr. Dre produced the album's title track while Eminem made two guest appearances, lending his vocals to "Richard" and producing the song "Going Nowhere." ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Stations Featuring
Obie Trice

    Underground Hip-Hop

    Underground Hip-Hop
    1 song

    '00s Hip-Hop

    '00s Hip-Hop
    1 song

Albums by
Obie Trice

Top Songs by
Obie Trice

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   The Setup
  3.   We All Die One Day
  4.   Got Some Teeth
  5.   All of My Life
  6.   Cry Now
  7.   Going No Where
  8.   Shit Hits the Fan
  9.   Spread Yo ****
  10.   Wanna Know
  11.   Snitch
  12.   Oh!
  13.   **** Hits the Fan by Dr. Dre
  14.   Cheers
  15.   Good Girls
  16.   Bang
  17.   Bad B****
  18.   Lady
  19.   Outro
  20.   Don't Come Down
  21.   So Long
  22.   Spend the Day featuring Drey Skidne
  23.   Ballad of Obie Trice
  24.   Lay Down
  25.   Follow My Life
  26.   Average Man
  27.   Obie's Tidal
  28.   Battle Cry featuring Adrian Reeza
  29.   Dear Lord
  30.   There They Go
  31.   Violent
  32.   Obie Story
  33.   24's
  34.   Mama
  35.   Jamaican Girl by Brick & Lace
  36.   Never Forget Ya
  37.   Hoodrats
  38.   Out of State
  39.   Wake Up
  40.   I'm Home by Estelle
  41.   So High
  42.   Bruh Bruh
  43.   Chuuuurch!
  44.   Lebron On
  45.   Crazy by MC Breed
  46.   Ups and Downs
  47.   My Time
  48.   Petty
  49.   Spill My Drink
  50.   Secrets
  51.   BME Up
  52.   Richard by Eminem
  53.   I Pretend
  54.   Bottoms Up/Intro
  55.   What You Want
  56.   On And On
  57.   Got Hungry
  58.   Cool Cats
  59.   4 Stories
  60.   Intro
  61.   Everywhere I Go
  62.   Ghetto
  63.   Kill Me a Mutha
  64.   Spread Yo S*** by Kon Artis
  65.   Look in My Eyes
  66.   Hands on You by Eminem
  67.   Bad Bitch
  68.   Hell Yea
  69.   Ass
  70.   Detroit State of Mind
  71.   You've Been Slain
  72.   I Am
  73.   Roughnecks by Deuce Wonder
  74.   Dope, Jobs, Homeless
  75.   Dealer by Young Buck
  76.   Jack My Dick
  77.   GMA (The Speech)
  78.   Same Shit
  79.   Welcome
  80.   P8tience

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