Obie Trice
Obie Trice

Obie Trice

About Obie Trice

Although Eminem was the catalyst for his first big break, Detroit rap veteran Obie Trice has sustained his career with his remarkable lyricism and capacious vocabulary.

• Trice began rapping at 11 when his mother gave him a karaoke machine. He used it to spit his own lyrics over his favourite rappers’ songs.
• As a teenager, Trice regularly performed at the local rap venue the Hip Hop Shop. The events were hosted by Proof of the Eminem-affiliated rap group D12. In 2000, Trice signed to the group’s label Shady Records.
• In 2002, Trice featured on Eminem’s internationally diamond-certified album The Eminem Show, which snagged a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
• The following year, Trice released his debut album, Cheers. Executive produced by Eminem, the album went gold in the US.
• Trice released 2006’s Second Round’s on Me on Shady Records before leaving the label in 2008. He launched his own label, Black Market Entertainment, in 2010.
• In 2011, Trice met with Michigan State Senator Virgin Smith Jr. to propose developing a Detroit youth music program and opening a community recording studio.
• The rapper’s third album, 2012’s Bottom’s Up, features contributions from Dr. Dre and Eminem.

  • HOMETOWN
    Detroit, MI
  • BORN
    14 November 1977

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