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."
  3. 80
    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. Mar 11, 2012
    6
    The production for this album was pretty solid but lyrically the album was kinda bad. His lyrics arent as good as they are on his mixtapes or when he's featured on songs. I'm losing faith in obie b y the album Expand

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