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

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