Cheers - Obie Trice
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 80
    Trice puts a playful swing into his unlikely rhymes. [Nov 2003, p.122]
  3. 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."
  4. His witty baritone flow is more than a match for his masters. [Dec 2003, p.139]
  5. This album is chock full of more cast iron monster tunes than any mainstream rap LP this century.
  6. On "Hands on You,"... Trice gets to show off his incredible lyrical flow alongside an unusually subdued Eminem.
  7. What redeems Trice is his workmanlike emphasis of craft over style. It's not flamboyant, but it's impressive.
  8. His delivery is intoxicatingly smooth, even if his lyrics travel all the usual exhausted topics.
  9. 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.
  10. More D12 than 50 Cent in terms of quality, Cheers should have been way more than simply the sum of its notable parts.
  11. 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.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. tylerl
    Apr 13, 2004
    10
    its fucking dope
  2. 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 orThe 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 Full Review »
  3. 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