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05-24-06, 02:54 PM
Obie Trice: Pour Out A Lil' Liquor Things should be good for Obie Trice. The artistís debut album, Cheers, managed to sell over 500,000 copies. Heís a part of the reigning Shady/Aftermath machine and heís about to release his sophomore album after a three-year sabbatical. But, Obie Trice has a bullet lodged in his head from an attempt on his life in December, 2005. The artist has a lot more than sales on his mind, with the recent loss of comrade Proof still fresh. As Obie prepares Second Roundís On Me, he finds himself pouring out a little liquor.

AllHipHop.com: How was the Anger Management Tour?

Obie Trice: We went all over the U.S., it was crazy. It was real fun to have everybody on the same tour. Me and my n***a, Marshall was just getting it in working.

AllHipHop.com: Any cities that stood out?

Obie Trice: The South was real dope. Atlanta, Houston, DallasÖ everywhere was dope.

AllHipHop.com: Howíd you know that you were in your element?

Obie Trice: Crowd participation. You spittiní your s**t, and the crowd is right there wití you, looking at you, spittiní your s**t verbatim, word for word. Itís like scoring a touchdown, man.

AllHipHop.com: How important is stage presence?

Obie Trice: It all depends on the song. If I got a song thatís crazy, a wilí out song, Iíma rhyme and move accordingly.

AllHipHop.com: Since the last project, how have you grown as an MC?

Obie Trice: Cheers is a classic. Itís been almost three years since my last album, which is a long time. Second Roundís On Me shows a different Obie. Iím going deeper. Iím not the same dude. I think this album is more lyrical, more spontaneous. Second RoundÖ Shows growth as an individual. I got 18, 19 songs on my album. Most albums come with 14 songs, and thatís a complete album. You donít want people to get drowned in the music and not listen, but I give it all to you.

AllHipHop.com: Dr. Dre versus Eminem. Who takes the title of best producer?

Obie Trice: Iím going with Marshall. Thatís my homey. Dreís the man, but Emí is sick. He got some s**t. He gives away beats! He donít charge Nas or Jay-Z. Dre want a $150,000 to a million [dollars]. Eminem is a motherf**king artist. Heís a talented dude and you gotta respect him. Heís never been fake.

AllHipHop.com: No doubt. The worldís been giving it up for him. At this point, what separates Shady Records from the other labels out there?

Obie Trice: Marshall letís you be the individual that you are. He listens to my music, gives his opinion, then mixes and masters it.

AllHipHop.com: The first song that I heard off of Next Roundís On Me was ďGhettoĒ featuring Trey Songz and producer JR Rotem. When I heard that, I was likeÖ ďDamn!Ē What went into that?

Obie Trice: I felt Trey Songzí hook, and JR is a beast. I was right at home. ďIím from the motherf**king slums where the cops donít come/ turn the lights on and the bugs donít run/ you aint s**t without no gun in the ghetto.Ē Thatís not just Detroit, itís the whole world, especially us as black people.

AllHipHop.com: I agree completely. What do you miss most about Hip-Hop from ten years ago?

Obie Trice: N***as wasnít killiní each other like they are today. Hip-Hop was fun when I was young. You were speaking where you came from, and n***as respected it. Nowadays manÖ I donít know if the crack babies are growing up or what, but itís crazy. I got a bullet in my head right now as we speak.

Hip-Hop was fun for me; I had fun with the music back then. That was my passion. I was born to do Hip-Hop music. It goes way beyond another hustle. You canít just jump into the culture; itís a relationship that needs to be appreciated. Really, really appreciated. Itís a bond, more than just rap; itís the significant other. Itís more than just saying that I can rap. Thatís where a lot of n***as got it twisted. You canít just be rapping just to rap. As a rapper youíve got to have an objective. And youíve got to have somebody in your corner with a good ear to give constructive criticism, not just a bunch of yes-men. Itís just like getting drafted to the NBA or NFL, it ainít for everybody. There are a lot of dudes in the NBA that got drafted and sat on that bench. They were a part of the team but they never played. Rapping aint for everybody. We all arenít stars.

AllHipHop.com: Would you consider yourself a star?

Obie Trice: I consider myself as a star, and as a dude that does it for Hip-Hop. Iím not trying to get over on you motherf***ers. I love the music. I donít do it just to shine. I do it because I love Hip-Hop culture. I try to make music that people can appreciate. I love the music and the culture, always have and always will. But Iím a star.

AllHipHop.com: As a star, and as far as your career goes, where do you see yourself in ten years?

Obie Trice: I see myself making movies. I also see myself established as one of the greatest MCís that ever did it.

AllHipHop.com: Our prayers and condolences go out to Proofís family and the Shady Aftermath staff. What would you have fans of Hip-Hop and members of our community take away from this unfortunate situation?

Obie Trice: Us as Black menÖ thereís a lot of dudes that just take your life for no reason. I think itís some bulls**t, truthfully. Not just from what happened to ProofÖ I mean, I saw my n***a on a gurney. I went to the hospital when they brought his body in, cold, one eye openÖ itís just senseless dog. We kill each other Ďcause, ďI donít like you. You bump me walking through the crowd, and Iíll kill you.Ē And Iíll kill any n***a trying to take me away from my loved ones! And itís sad that it has to be that way, but thatís how it is. N***as will kill you and not think nothing of it. I almost died New Yearís EveÖ

AllHipHop.com: I donít know your history of violence or of being shot, but you were shot in the head and survived. Whatís your outlook on life like nowadays?

Obie: Trice: Itís still surreal to me. Itís funny that I didnít get shot a long time ago. Iím from the hood and been in a lot of bulls**t; shoot-outs, n***as shot at meÖ itís just a blessing that I can talk to you right now about my situation. It ainít no hype - getting shot ainít cool. Iím surprised that it took this long for me, and I get shot in the dome at that? I got a bullet in my head; it cracked my skull so the doctors ainít want to pull it out. The nurses were like; ďYou had three angels in the car with you that night.Ē And four months later, my man gets killed. He wasnít meant for that.

AllHipHop.com: You got any advice for all the gun-happy kids and rappers with assault rifles in all their rhymes?

Obie Trice: If you murder a person, thatís a track record. If you murder someone one time, you feel like it aint s**t. Keep laying n***as down, you gotta answer to the Man upstairs in the end. The *****s that shot me, all of that s**t comes back around. Iíll give it to this summer, they goní be talking, n***as want to express themselves. I donít care who the f**k you is. If it was a real killing type of n***a, he would have killed me. The person that shot me was just a hatiní ass n***a. I donít owe anybody s**t. I ainít took no work from nobody. I might have f**ked somebodyís b*tch. If thatís why you want to kill a n***a, then youíse a fag. I aint never snitched on nobody and I gets it in Detroit. I f**k with trife life. I f**k with real people. Itís just a sad situation.

Detroit is a small working-class city. Word gets around. Itís so small, certain *****s talk like bitches sometimes, even though Detroit is made up of real motherf***ers. I love my city and thatís why I canít move. All we got is downtown where everybody pulls up at the same spot; all the killers, hustlers, everybody. Itís not like New York City; itís only a few spots.

AllHipHop.com: Whatís the economy like in Detroit right now?

Obie Trice: Weíre $130 million dollars in debt. If we donít have the money by June, the state is taking over. Thatís called receivership. Thatís crazy, laws is going to changeÖ the s**t is crazy. N***as is broke for real. So when they see Obie Trice, Eminem or D12, they like ďf**k yíall n***as!Ē And all we doing is chilling and embracing you. We from ďthe D,Ē so we trying to indulge in the things weíve always been doing. It ainít like you going to see Nas or Jay-Z walk past, itís no stars like that. But, if you donít like me, who gives a f**k? N***as die over that. Thatís when it gets real hectic.

05-24-06, 02:59 PM

Crazy Dutch
05-24-06, 03:42 PM
propz man

05-24-06, 06:01 PM
propz dawg

05-24-06, 06:06 PM
propz man...cant wait for 2nd rounds on me!

Terminator X
05-24-06, 09:19 PM
propzz ive just started listenin to obie again after a while ive been listening to pistol pistol

05-29-06, 04:42 PM
RIP proof

05-29-06, 04:42 PM

05-30-06, 02:37 AM
He swears alot. lol. But props for this interview.