Cheers - Obie Trice
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  • Summary: This debut disc for Shady Records signee and Detroit native Obie Trice was produced by pals Dr. Dre and Eminem (along with the ubiquitous Timbaland) and features appearances from Em as well as 50 Cent, Nate Dogg and Busta Rhymes.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Trice is a talented MC, and the synth-funk production by Mr. Mathers, Dre, and Timbaland is top-notch.
  2. Cheers boasts 74 straight minutes of inventive production, original ideas, thought-out lyrics, and straight-up MCing -- even if it lacks outright hits à la "In da Club" or "Lose Yourself."
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    Trice puts a playful swing into his unlikely rhymes. [Nov 2003, p.122]
  4. The album comes with a full load -- 19 songs -- and some do fall off, as if he and the production crew run low on invention.
  5. What redeems Trice is his workmanlike emphasis of craft over style. It's not flamboyant, but it's impressive.
  6. His delivery is intoxicatingly smooth, even if his lyrics travel all the usual exhausted topics.
  7. Obie is, underneath all Eminem's bullshit, a nice emcee, old school, so when Em gives him a beat with some soul, he comes through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. tylerl
    Apr 13, 2004
    10
    its fucking dope
  2. mickeyP
    Dec 3, 2003
    10
    U2 are STILL one of the greatest rock bands to ever emerge. This CD, as with all their others has the power to move it listeners. There are U2 are STILL one of the greatest rock bands to ever emerge. This CD, as with all their others has the power to move it listeners. There are some uneducated people who will can only appreciate blunt music which pierces the eardrums. However U2 will continue to be one of the greatest bands this world has ever seen. Expand
  3. JustinKredible
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Production was sick, lyrics were even sicker! SHADY WUT???
  4. JimW
    Aug 23, 2004
    9
    Wow.... this cd is fuckin awsome... may not have catchy pop tunes... but what really good cd does.... Obie is a great addition to Shady
  5. CountJuggernaut
    Aug 29, 2005
    9
    In my opinion, Obie's too underrated. This album was amazing and I'm waiting for Second Rounds On Me
  6. Khyber
    Dec 20, 2003
    7
    Wake up, this is a mediocre cd at best.
  7. johnj
    Oct 20, 2003
    0
    obie trice needs to get hit in his teeth, personally i think he sux same w/ anyone who likes him

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