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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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.
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.
Obie Trice stopped by MTV’s Total Request Live on Wednesday (September 24) at MTV Studio, Times Square in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Launch.com reports Eminem showed up at the State Theatre in Detroit on Sunday (September 21) to help Obie Trice launch his debut album, ‘Cheers’, which comes out Tuesday (September 23) on Eminem’s Shady Records label.
Jim Farber of The New York Daily News spoke with Obie Trice as the rapper sets the release of ‘Cheers’ today. Trice decided to use his real name for his debut CD, a rarity among rappers. “I want you to know this is coming from a real person,” he explains. As for his Ja Rule diss track ‘Sh** Hits the Fan’, he remarked: “I don’t want to take on 50’s beef. But then Ja Rule said stuff about Eminem’s daughter and I felt I had to say something back.”
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In a recent interview with ReactMag.com Obie Trice ripped into The Source, exclaiming, “I say fu** ’em. And you can tell they just do sh** blatantly now, like put 50 on the cover, use photos they’re not supposed to use of him. If you’re a real person you can see they’re just real fu**ed in the game.” To read everything he said about the situation click here.
Rap acts on television this week include Outkast, who appear on MTV’s Total Request Live on Monday, 106 and Park and Live with Regis and Kelly on Tuesday, and the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday; Obie Trice, who appears on TRL on Wednesday and Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday; Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring The Ying Yang Twins, who appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on Thursday; Biz Markie, who appears on Last Call on Friday; Chingy and Ludacris, who appear on 106 and Park on Friday; and look for Damon Dash sometime this week on the UK edition of MTV’s TRL.