Obie Trice

About Obie Trice

Obie Trice went from no one to someone in the rap world quickly when Eminem signed him to Shady Records and executive produced his debut. Born on the west side of Detroit in the Schoolcraft and Greenfield area, Trice began his rap career humbly. He dropped out of Cooley High School in the early ’90s and began making ends meet, which wasn’t too easy in the cold, abandoned streets of Detroit. His turning point came in 1998 with the birth of his daughter, Kobie. Shortly afterward, he took note of Eminem’s breakthrough success in 1999 and began to have faith that he too could make it in the rap game, despite living in wayward Detroit.

Trice had begun rapping at a young age. His mother had bought him a karaoke machine that he used to practice, making tapes of himself over the beats of Run-D.M.C. and Big Daddy Kane. Over the years he improved his craft remarkably, releasing street tapes that began to generate some buzz in the local underground scene. These recordings came to the attention of Eminem, who in turn called up Trice for an audition, and it was all smiles and handshakes from that point on. First came a plug on D12’s Devil’s Night album (“Obie Trice [Intro]” [2001]), then features on the Eminem Show album (“Drips” [2002]) and the 8 Mile soundtrack (“Love Me,” “Adrenaline Rush,” and “Rap Name” [2002]), and finally Trice’s album debut, Cheers, in 2003. The album went platinum, and Trice wrapped up recording his follow-up by the end of 2005.

Featured Events Nearby

Similar artists

DJ Avi

As one of the most in demand Bollywood DJs in Australia, DJ Avi has taken the quality of Desi nightlife to every corner of Australia, New Zealand, USA, India and the Fiji Islands. In Australia, he reigns as one of the top/most wanted Bollywood Fusion DJ. He started off as a humble Clubber at the age of 18. Influenced by House/Electro music he [more]

View Artist Page

Top Flite Empire

Top Flite Empire, is the most significant hip-hop group to rise up from the Rockies. Established in 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Top Flite Empire is comprised of rap artists King Tef (Sean Garris) and Hypnautic (Brian Godeaux), and producers Cheff Premier (Jesus Wvalle) and DJ Kush. Top Flite Empire draws upwards of 2,500 people per show, [more]

View Artist Page

DRAM

Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith (born August 3, 1988), better known as his stage name D.R.A.M. (an acronym for Does. Real. Ass. Music.), is an American hip hop recording artist from Hampton, Virginia. He is signed to Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution. He first released his debut single "Cha Cha". He then released his breakout single, [more]

View Artist Page

Grandmaster Flash

Joseph Saddler (born January 1, 1958), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is a Bajan-American hip hop recording artist and DJ. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop act to be so [more]

View Artist Page