Hot 102.7 Summer Jamz 2006

Obie Trice and Trick Trick performed at Hot 102.7 Summer Jamz 2006 on July 8th at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Mourners Pack Proof Funeral

The Detroit Free Press reports that a capacity crowd of about 2,000 people filled Fellowship Chapel on Wednesday to mourn D12 rapper Proof. People waited in lines that wrapped around the church to get into the scheduled 11 a.m. service, which started about 45 minutes late to accommodate the crowd’s entry. Among those in attendance were Eminem, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, D12 members Bizarre, Kuniva, Kon Artis and Swift, and Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg. Visibly worn out, Eminem broke down in tears when speaking. “He taught me how to be a leader,” Eminem said. “I’m sure everybody who has ever met him, even just once, can testify to the fact that he illuminated a room when he walked in it. I believe that Proof loved people and people loved him. He was a magnet. He lured you in. You wanted to learn about him, follow his swagger. Without Proof, there would be no Eminem, no Slim Shady, no D12.”

Anger Managment Tour Hits Chicago

Contributed Anonymously:

For those of you in need of rehab, the Anger Management Tour has stormed Chicago only to cure all you anger heads of your anger management issues. Eminem, 50 Cent, the G-Unit crew, D12, Obie Trice, Lil John and the East Side Boyz, and more bum-rushed the stage at the first stop of the tour at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, IL on July 11th for a four-hour concert packed full of hits. Fans ranging in age from seven to what look liked fifty-seven packed the Tweeter Center for an overwhelmingly hyped show as Em and 50 fired off hits like a loaded gun. Read more.

Jay-Z Giving Away 3 Benzes

Contributed Anonymously:

Due to music pirating, Jay-Z has a few tricks up his Roc-A-Wear sleeve so sales don’t slack. Like Obie Trice and the G-Unit, he too is including three golden tickets in three different copies of ‘The Black Album’. “I got a golden ticket giveaway going on too,” Jigga explained to MTV News. “I got three Mercedes Benzes, not one, not two … three Mercedes. They can’t get the Maybach, let’s not get crazy, but it’s something nice though. I did something with Mercedes where they used some of my lyrics in their ads, so I already had some dealings with them. The album was coming up and I was like, ‘Give me three of those joints, let the people have them.’ That’s how simple it was.” As second-place prizes, Jay is giving away 10 books with all his lyrics printed in them. Read more.

Rappers On TV This Week

Rap acts on television this week include Nappy Roots, who perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday; the Black Eyed Peas, who perform on Live with Regis and Kelly on Tuesday; Obie Trice, who appears on the UK edition of MTV’s Total Request Live on Thursday; and Nick Cannon, who will host Friday’s U.S. edition of TRL.

Outkast Tops Album Charts, DMX Drops To #7

Billboard.com reports Outkast’s two-CD set ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ muscled out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop the Billboard 200 album chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan sales data issued Wednesday. The Arista album sold 509,600 copies in the U.S. during the week ended Sept. 28, leading nine albums into the top-20. Obie Trice’s debut ‘Cheers’ entered at No. 5 with 226,000 copies, while last week’s chart-topping album from DMX, ‘Grand Champ’, fell to No. 7 selling 150,000 units.

Power Bash In Puerto Rico

Contributed by chickenlegsss:

Radio station Power 106 (Los Angeles, CA) threw a power bash in Puerto Rico over the weekend. The bash started on Friday the 26 of and will end on Sunday the 28! There are countless performers, including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Xhibit, Obie Trice, Chingy, 213 Crew and many more. There were also many hip hop super-stars who joined for the fun of it, including G-Unit, 50 Cent, T.I., Ludacris, Jin, Gangstarr, and many more. They all gattered together in an outdoor studio to broadcast the fun for all the listeners at home.

Outkast Set To Top Charts Next Week

According to early reports from national accounts, OutKast’s new double album, ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ is on track to sell as many as 500k units for the week, followed by Dave Matthews’ solo debut, ‘Some Devil’, which looks like it will move over 450k. Third up is Limp Bizkit’s ‘Results May Vary’, set for sales of around 350k for the week, followed by Obie Trice’s ‘Cheers’ and R. Kelly’s ‘The R in R&B: Collection Vol. 1’ which are set for sales of 250k. Further back is Nickelback’s ‘The Long Road’ at around 200k, and Murphy Lee’s ‘Murphy’s Law’ at 150k, and Fuel’s ‘Natural Selection’ at around 100k, and Rob Zombie’s greatest hits collection, ‘Past, Present and Future’, set for sales between 70-80k.

Eminem Contest To Let Winners In Studio With Rapper

Contributed by luvbabet: Launch.com reports that Eminem and his protege, Obie Trice, have come up with a masterful marketing plan for Trice’s forthcoming debut, ‘Cheers’, which will be released on September 23rd. The duo have decided to include golden ticket inserts into three of the first 500,000 copies of Trice’s debut CD. The three lucky fans who purchase the CDs with the golden tickets will get an all expenses paid trip to Detroit to hang in the studio with Eminem while he works on his new album.

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