Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

by Obie Trice

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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Be it busting the Gucci heads for their lightweight threads ("Petty") or declaring his comeback over an Eminem beat ("Going No Where"), rapper Obie Trice never falters on Bottoms Up, his first release since leaving Em's major-label imprint, Shady. If it weren't for all the respectful "thanks to my Shady family" talk during the Dr. Dre-produced intro, you'd never know he was off the label, as this long-delayed effort retains the polish and punch of a major-label release, and with Eminem also offering a verse on the great stuttering and stopping reggae-hop track "Richard," it's like 2003 all over again. Notice that the title is alcohol-themed too, but Obie himself has grown, and while he hasn't reached the ambitious point his Detroit brother Royce da 5'9" reached in 2012, he's mellowed when it matters, and offers some wisdom along with his "Detroit till I die" gangster stance. "Dear Lord, please forgive me/The more I live, the more I grow empty" is the kind of new Obie knowledge the man drops on "Dear Lord," while the word-filled "Ups and Downs" is an interesting cross between the Game's "16 Bars"-styled stream of consciousness and an alcoholic coming clean at an AA meeting with self-deprecation sliding into self-decimation. He's getting better with the hard truths, and with the hard ballin' still in check, Obie's independent life gets a fine kickoff here.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2012
Label: Ingrooves
UPC: 0881034911568
catalogNumber: 001
Rank: 84796

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Obie Trice   Primary Artist
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Mark Batson   Keyboards
Mike Elizondo   Guitar
Darell "Red" Campbell   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Dr. Dre   Producer
Luis Resto   Composer,Additional Production
Mauricio Iragorri   Engineer
Eminem   Producer
L. Jackson   Composer
Obie Trice   Engineer,Executive Producer
Witt   Producer
Square   Producer,Engineer
Statik Selektah   Producer
Geno Xo   Producer
Coree Benton   Producer
Joe Strange   Engineer
Mike Strange   Engineer
Phonix Beats   Producer
NoSpeakerz   Producer,Engineer
Lucas Rezza   Producer,Engineer
James Dunne   Artwork
Patrick Baril   Engineer

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