Posts tagged ‘Spend The Day’

April 16, 2012

Review: Obie Trice – Bottoms Up

Obie Trice has released a new 16-track album; ‘Bottoms Up’ that will be the first since 2006 and the first since leaving Shady Records in 2008. He will be releasing it from his independent label Black Market Entertainment. Many people will remember Obie Trice from his cameo on Eminem’s single ‘Without Me,’ and his two album releases on Shady Records, ‘Cheers,’ and ‘Second Round’s On Me,’ which featured 50 Cent, Akon, Trey Songz and Nate Dogg.

The album will represent a fresh start for Obie, but that doesn’t mean he is leaving his roots in the past. Dr. Dre produces the intro ‘Bottoms Up,’ with heavy keys and thanks from Obie to Shady Records and Eminem for backing him. The beat is one of the best on the album, and personally I think should have not have been the intro. The second track ‘Going No Where,’ is produced by Eminem, and shows the intensity the MC is known for. The fifth track ‘Richard’ produced by Statik Selektah shows Eminem lending a verse, and from this we can see he is still one of the best wordsmiths.

The first single set for release is ‘Battle Cry,’ with marching solider beats and the smooth vocals of Adrian Reeza, it exemplifies the resilience Trice has exposed throughout his life. The second single lined up is ‘Spend The Day,’ which is a funky West Coast sounding beat with sensual vocals from Drey Skoni, providing an ultimate backdrop for the track where Trice gives the ladies a glimpse into what spending a day with him would be like. This album is not single heavy, where only his single releases are worth a listen. Every track on this album is.

Thematically Trice talks about his personal ups and downs, the block and women. Overall the album is definitely a good listen with melancholy keys, thumping beats with some West Coast and old school hip hop bump to it. Stand out tracks include ‘Richard,’ ‘Going Nowhere,’ and ‘Crazy.’ ‘Bottoms Up,’ proves Trice has the same wit, force and delivery to his lyrics.

February 29, 2012

Obie Trice New Album Bottoms Up

Obie Trice sets the year off with the release of his brand new album Bottoms Up set for release in the UK on May 14th. The album represents a fresh start for Obie and will be his first since leaving Shady records in 2008. It’s also the first project to be released on his own independent Fontana distributed label, Black Market Entertainment. 

Although he’s stepped out of the Shade, Obie has managed to bring some of his old friends with him. Dr Dre blessed Obie with his production genius on this new project and Eminem also features on on track and produces another. The album delivers exactly as it should, packed full of West Coast bump, with Obie releaseing an equal amount of intensity and wit over each sixteen tracks. His first single Battle Cry, is an anthem to perseverance, featuring the smooth vocals of Adrian Reeza along with the tracks steady driving beat, it personifies the resiliance Trice has shown throughout his life. The second single, Spend The Day, features Drey Skonie. On this track Trice gives the ladies a glimpse into a day spent with the rapper.

Trice has long been a favourite of rapper connoissers. Many remember him from his cameo on Eminem’s single, Without Me, with the opening line, “Obie Trice real name, no gimmicks.’ Trice went on to release two albums via Eminem’s record label, Shady Records. These releases include Cheers, which is certified gold and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 list, and Second Round’s On Me which featured Eminem, 50 Cent, Akon, Trey Songz, Brick & Lace, Trick Trick, Big Herk & Nate Dogg and debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 list.

Tracklist

01. Bottoms Up (produced by Dr Dre)

02. Going No Where (produced by Eminem)

03. Dear Lord (produced by K&Square)

04. I Pretend (produced by Coree Benton)

05. Richard (produced by Statik Selektah) feat Eminem

06. BME Up (produced by Darius Phonix Barnes)

07. Battle Cry (produced by Lucas Reeza)

08. Secrets (produced by K&Square)

09. Spill My Drink (produced by NoSpeakerz Production for NoSpeakerz Production)

10. Spend The Day (produced by NoSpeakerz Production for NoSpeakerz Production)

11. Petty (produced by NoSpeakerz Production for NoSpeakerz Production)

12. My Time (produced by Geno XO)

13. Ups and Down (produced by K&Square)

14. Hell Yeah (produced by NoSpeakerz)

15. Crazy (produced by Witt for De Notes/Pep Sick Note music)

16. Lebron (produced by NoSpeakerz Production for NoSpeakerz Production)