Obie Trice Owes Life To Rap

Before being discovered by Eminem, Obie Trice tells Mike Ross of the Edmonton Sun he spent most of his time hustling. “I was selling crack. I was selling drugs,” Obie said, clarifying what “hustling” meant. “You understand now? I was doing my thing. I was out there. So when Marshall was giving me the chance to do something that I love, it was a beautiful thing. That’s why I say [Eminem] saved my life.”

Obie Trice Says Talk The Talk

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Obie Trice recently stopped by MuchMusic to promote his debut solo album ‘Cheers’ and was asked if he thought that gimmicks affect the way people hear music or take in the music. “I just feel like you should just do you,” Obie responded. “You know what I’m saying? No matter where you from, whatever your background is, if you came up in a wealthy family, talk that talk. Don’t say that you on a corner selling crack when you haven’t did that ’cause I’m– I don’t want to– I’m not going to respect you. You know what I mean? So I just feel like a person just needs to do you. You know, have fun with the music but do you. Don’t be something that you’re not.”

Obie Trice Chats With The Edge

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.

Obie Trice ‘The Set Up’ Video

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.

Ludacris Shines, Obie Trice Fizzles At Monster Jam

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 In The Live Lounge

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.

Obie Trice Connected With Eminem’s Flow Early On

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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.”

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