Obie Trice

Obie Trice

Biography

Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is a hip-hop/rap artist from Detroit, Michigan. He began rapping at the age of 11, and is most known for his time spent signed to Shady Records. Since leaving the label Obie has formed his own record label, Black Market Entertainment.

Obie Trice was officially signed to Shady Records in 2000. He first received public attention via a freestyle skit on the D12 album "Devils Night", followed by the deliverance of the opening line "Obie Trice-real name, no gimmicks", off Eminem's "The Eminem Show" lead single, "Without Me", as well as the song "Drips". Later in 2002, Obie rapped on songs for the 8 Mile soundtrack, and also had a cameo appearance in the film as a rapper in a parking-lot. Obie Trice's debut album, "Cheers", was released on September 23, 2003 with its first single "Got Some Teeth" being well received on radio in a number of countries. He also released the singles "The Set Up" and "Don't Come Down". The album consists of 17 tracks with production from Eminem, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Mike Elizondo, Emile, Fredwreck and Mr. Porter. Artists featured on "Cheers" include Busta Rhymes, Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, D12, Tony Yayo, and Timbaland. The album was eventually certified gold by the RIAA.

In 2005, Trice began work on his second album, entitled "Second Round's on Me". The album was released on August 15, 2006. Following the release of "Second Round's on Me", he released a mixtape called Bar Shots with G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid. Shortly after his label-mate Proof was shot to death in a Detroit nightclub, a song emerged on the mixtape circuit called "Ride Wit Me". The song was dedicated to Proof. Trice made a speech at Proof's funeral, addressing the problem of black-on-black violence. In June 2008, Obie Trice departed from Shady Records due to concern that he was not being promoted properly. Contrary to public belief at the time of the announcement, Trice did not have a falling out with Eminem or Dr. Dre. Both contributed vocals and production to Trice's upcoming album. A misunderstanding was made where it was believed he was attacking the label and Eminem on a single titled "The Giant" but this was quickly dismissed. On December 15, 2009, a compilation album, "Special Reserve", by Obie Trice and MoSS, the first producer of DJ Premier's "Works of Mart" production company, was released. The album is a collection of 11 of Trice's tracks recorded with MoSS from 1997 to 2000. The album serves as a preface to Trice's upcoming album, "Bottoms Up".

Discography

Obie Trice - The Bar Is Open (Mixtape)

Obie Trice - The Bar Is Open (Mixtape)

Not On Label2003
Obie Trice - Cheers

Obie Trice - Cheers

Shady Records2003
Obie Trice - Second Round's On Me

Obie Trice - Second Round's On Me

Shady Records, Interscope Records2006
Obie Trice - Special Reserve

Obie Trice - Special Reserve

MoSS Appeal Music2009
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up

Obie Trice - Bottoms Up

Black Market Entertainment2012
Obie Trice - The Hangover

Obie Trice - The Hangover

Black Market Entertainment2015

Guest Appearances

D12 - Devil's Night
  • Obie Trice (Skit)

D12 - Devils Night

Interscope Records2001
Eminem - The Eminem Show
  • Drips

Eminem - The Eminem Show

Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Interscope2002
King Gordy - The Entity
  • Situations

King Gordy - The Entity

Web Entertainment2003
Baby Blak - Once U Go Blak
  • No Coast All Stars

Baby Blak - Once U Go Blak

Rapster Records2003
Silas A.k.a Smigg Dirtee - 1-900-Talkin-Dirtee
  • Boy

Silas A.k.a Smigg Dirtee - 1-900-Talkin-Dirtee

Money Hungry Entertainment, Sicc-A-Cell Entertainment, Wet Cat Company2003
2Pac - Loyal To The Game
  • Hennessey

2Pac - Loyal To The Game

Amaru Entertainment, Interscope Records2004
Eminem - Encore
  • Spend Some Time

Eminem - Encore

Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Interscope2004
D12 - D12 World
  • Loyalty

D12 - D12 World

Shady Records, Interscope Records2004
Phat Kat - The Undeniable
  • 1000 Niggaz

Phat Kat - The Undeniable

Barak Records2004
Proof - Searching For Jerry Garcia
  • 72nd & Central

Proof - Searching For Jerry Garcia

Iron Fist Records2005
Bizarre - Hannicap Circus
  • Doctor Doctor

Bizarre - Hannicap Circus

Red Head Records, The Arsenal, Sanctuary Urban2005
Tony Yayo - Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon
  • Drama Setter

Tony Yayo - Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon

G Unit, Interscope Records2005
Trick-Trick - The People Vs.
  • War

Trick-Trick - The People Vs.

Motown2005
Dogmatic - 8mile Chronicles
  • Welcome To Detroit

Dogmatic - 8mile Chronicles

Doghead, Sicknotes2005
Madd Kapp - Less Than Zero
  • Sneak Preview

Madd Kapp - Less Than Zero

Too Tuff Prod., Long Range Dist.2007
Dogmatic - The Reality Show
  • What You Know About It

Dogmatic - The Reality Show

Doghead Ent., Sicknotes Ent.2007
Daz Dillinger - Only On The Left Side
  • My Wayz R Shady

Daz Dillinger - Only On The Left Side

DPG Recordz, Gangsta Advisory Recordingz2008
Dogmatic - The Face Off
  • Turn It Up Its Us

Dogmatic - The Face Off

Doghead, Sicknotes Ent2008
Salam Wreck - Trouble Soon
  • Switched Up

Salam Wreck - Trouble Soon

Masari Music Entertainment2008
40 Glocc - Outspoken3
  • Whatz Happening

40 Glocc - Outspoken3

Infamous, G Unit, Table Records2008
Dogmatic - Like Coleman Young
  • We Dont Like You

Dogmatic - Like Coleman Young

Doghead Ent.2009
Tuki - My Life
  • Song Cry

Tuki - My Life

Redd Diamond2010
Essman - Esspionage, Vol. 1
  • Focused

Essman - Esspionage, Vol. 1

Sound Wav, Crazy Noize, Long Range Distribution2010
ChrisCo & Alchemist - How Does It Feel EP
  • A Different High

ChrisCo & Alchemist - How Does It Feel EP

TaxFree Muzik2011
Thom Stockton - From The Hometown He Rose
  • From The Hometown He Rose

Thom Stockton - From The Hometown He Rose

Stockton Records2012
Dogmatic - 8mile Chronicles 2
  • Back To Back

Dogmatic - 8mile Chronicles 2

Doghead Ent.2012
Ca$his - Shady Capo
  • You Already Know

Ca$his - Shady Capo

Bogish Brand Ent.2016
Phat Kat - Undeniable (Detroit Edition)
  • 1000 Niggaz

Phat Kat - Undeniable (Detroit Edition)

Ne'Astra Music2017

Compilations

DJ Butter - S#!t Happens
  • The Do Do

DJ Butter - S#!t Happens

Crazy Noise Productions2001
Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile
  • Adrenaline Rush

Various - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile

Shady Records, Interscope Records2002
Cradle 2 The Grave
  • Go To Sleep

Various - Cradle 2 The Grave

Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders2003
On One: The 40 Ounce Album
  • Gimme The Money

Various - On One: The 40 Ounce Album

40 Ounce Records2004
DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game
  • I'm Gone

DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game

Columbia2004
The Notorious B.I.G. - Duets: The Final Chapter
  • It Has Been Said

The Notorious B.I.G. - Duets: The Final Chapter

Bad Boy Entertainment2005
The Alchemist - The Chemistry Files
  • I'm Back

The Alchemist - The Chemistry Files

ALC Records2006
Eminem Presents The Re-Up
  • We Ride For Shady

Various - Eminem Presents The Re-Up

Shady Records, Interscope Records2006
Welcome To Shitsville (The Original Film Soundtrack)
  • 1701

Various - Welcome To Shitsville (The Original Film Soundtrack)

Crazy Noise Productions2006
Various - Salam Wreck Presents Welcome To The Pyrex
  • Go To Jail

Various - Salam Wreck Presents Welcome To The Pyrex

Masari Music Entertainment2008
Various - Mo Thugs Presents Street Chronicles, Vol. 1
  • Dead

Various - Mo Thugs Presents Street Chronicles, Vol. 1

Mo Thugs Records2013
Fredwreck - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Follow My Life

Fredwreck - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Magnum Opus Music2014
Nick Speed - D-Cyphered
  • Gangsta

Nick Speed - D-Cyphered

Speed Of Sound2017