The Edge in New Zealand recently spoke with Obie Trice. He talked about Eminem being more like a brother than a boss, how he met Slim, how he had a karaoke machine when he was 11-years-old, how he was looking forward to meeting the Kiwi ladies later that night, a fight he got into at House of Blues in Las Vegas, and he explained how someone as ugly as Jay-Z landed Beyonce Knowles. Obie explained his song ‘Well Known Asshole’, which was in tribute to his nickname ‘Asshole’, and he says ‘Got Some Teeth’ is definitely a true story in his life. Obie ran down his criminal record and revealed he lost his virginity at 13 to a 16-year-old girl. Theedge.co.nz has since removed the audio.
The new Obie Trice featuring Nate Dogg video ‘The Set Up’ is out. The song is the second single from the Detroit rapper’s debut album ‘Cheers’, out now on Shady Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Ken Capobianco of the Boston Globe was at Tuesday’s WJMN-FM Monster Jam at the FleetCenter, claiming “outside of a delirious set from Ludacris and the solid presence of 50 Cent, the nearly five-hour show was mostly a ho-hum affair.” He added, “The night was rescued by Ludacris, who remains one of rap’s most vibrant live performers. The Atlanta MC took the show to another level three-quarters of the way in, when he and his crew delivered their Southern fried funk in its greasy extreme. Ludacris, with diamond earrings the size of hubcaps, brought his good-natured, notoriously obscene songs to life with a manic glee.” On the downside? “Most disappointing was that Obie Trice, supposedly the next big rapper out of Eminem’s camp, played barely 15 minutes early in the evening, and he didn’t reveal that he’s a player worth noting.” Read more.
Obie Trice and friends joined Jo Whiley in the Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform ‘Got Some Teeth’ live. The rapper also chatted with Jo and talked about his limited role in ‘8 Mile’. “My mother was a bit upset because I’m in it for like an 18th of a second and she’d been telling all her friends I was in a movie,” he said. “But it was all good.” BBC.co.cuk has since removed the audio.
Billy Johnson Jr. of Launch.com sat down with Obie Trice recently to talk about his debut album ‘Cheers’. Asked about how he managed to hook up with a white rapper like Eminem, Obie admitted, “I’m from the hood, and I ain’t never really seen no white people. That’s just the bottom line. So when I got there, I really didn’t know how to connect.” As for his impression of Slim, Obie explained, “I took his first album to the hood and he was just brilliant to me. And I thought, ‘I can really do this sh**. If he can do it, I can do it.’ The first time I heard the first album, it was the dopest thing that had happened in a long time. And I took it to my neighborhood and dudes were not trying to hear that sh**. I literally had to make my homeboys listen to that sh**. Listen to what he said. Listen to his wordplay. Listen to his delivery. Dude was like, ‘Get that white-boy sh** out of here.’ And then ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’–boom! That’s when people like, ‘Obie, be bring that sh** around here forever.’ That inspired me to keep it moving.”
The Daily Star reports 50 Cent and Obie Trice have been ordered to stay away from each other while in the UK. A label insider explained, “We’ve decided to keep them both in the dark otherwise life would become impossible. They both like partying, and if they find out the other is here their work commitments will be the last thing on their minds.” But with both appearing on Top of the Pops, the plan may not work out. “It’s Mission Impossible, but the idea is we’ll bring them in through different doors and have them in dressing rooms far apart,” the insider added.
With featured guest appearances by Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, D12 and others, Obie Trice tells Gary Graff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer he isn’t tripping on the hype surrounding his debut album ‘Cheers’. “Nah, man, that don’t put no pressure on me,” he says. “I’m gonna do my own thing. Obie Trice is his own individual. I can only do what I can do – that’s bring good music. And hopefully it’ll take off from there.”
Obie Trice spoke with Christina Fuoco of liveDaily about his debut effort ‘Cheers’ and how he managed to catch the attention of Eminem, who signed the rapper to his Shady Records label after meeting him through Bizarre from D12. Asked if he had much hope after giving Slim his CD, Obie said, “I really didn’t think nothing of it. At that time in my life, my whole thought process was all fu**ed up. I ain’t really seen the future with what I was going through. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God I just met Eminem.’ I really didn’t see the vision that I could be saved or found like that until I got the phone call that they were ready for me.” Asked if Eminem really saved him, Obie responded, “Definitely. Definitely. He changed my life around. He definitely changed my change in my pocket.”
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Obie Trice, real name-no gimmick! Those where the first words that most people might recall hearing from Obie Trice, seconds before Eminem’s ‘Without Me’ anthem starts. Since then Obie’s landed guest spots on albums such as D-12, Eminem, ‘8 Mile’ soundtrack, Dj Green Lantern mix-tapes, etc. Now with a new album dropping September 23rd, dues paid, and his current Eminem-produced single, ‘Got Some Teeth’, getting major rotation, Obie is ready for a toast, cheers! The article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed.