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Format: CD
Sku: 202593997
UPC: 602498572290
UPC 14: 00602498572290
Release Date: 8/15/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ Obie Trice
2. Wake Up ~ Obie Trice
3. Violent ~ Obie Trice
4. Wanna Know ~ Obie Trice
5. Lay Down ~ Obie Trice
6. Snitch ~ Obie Trice
7. Cry Now ~ Obie Trice
8. Ballad Of Obie Trice ~ Obie Trice
9. Jamaican Girl ~ Obie Trice
10. Kill Me A Mutha ~ Obie Trice
11. Out Of State ~ Obie Trice
12. All of My Life ~ Obie Trice
13. Ghetto ~ Obie Trice
14. There They Go ~ Obie Trice
15. Mama ~ Obie Trice
16. 24's ~ Obie Trice
17. Everywhere I Go ~ Obie Trice
18. Obie Story ~ Obie Trice
 
Obie Trice

A combination of drive, passion, talent and a healthy work ethic is arguably the best prescription to ward off a sophomore jinx. Eminem protege Obie Trice has no need to worry. Since the release of his platinum 2003 debut, Cheers, which sold more than 250,000 copies during its opening week, he has been in prep mode. In between joining Eminem on the Anger Management Tour in the U.S. and abroad, Obie has been gearing up for his latest set, Second Round's On Me.

Flexing his honed lyrical chops, Obie opted to rhyme all of the lyrics on the spot without writing them down. "I would say eight bars, and then I would listen to the beat and then punch in the next eight bars," Obie says. "When I heard the music, I was ready to go. I did not want to sit down and write on paper. I would get an idea and want to say it at that moment."

Last summer, Obie gave fans a dose of the new album when he leaked the rock-fueled "Wanna Know" which samples Van Halen. The song was featured on Entourage, the hit HBO comedy series produced by Mark Wahlberg. "Snitch," the album's official first single and collaboration with Akon, is a melodic lesson on the perils of betrayal. Neo-Soul singer Jaguar Wright joins him on "Love," a compelling account of relationships gone awry. Nate Dogg provides the hook for "After Party," and "Detroit Boys" includes appearances from Eminem, Big Hurk, and Trick Trick. "Cry Now," the last song recorded for the album, is also one of the most poignant.

Over humming bass, kick drums and sharp horns, "Cry Now" was written as Obie recovered from a near fatal gun wound in the head. On New Year's Eve 2005, Obie was shot while driving on a Detroit freeway. Though he was treated and released from the hospital on the same day, the doctor was unable to remove the bullet from his skull.

In the emotional song, Obie professes that he does not want to be the next hip-hop artist slain: "Catch me in a Benz like 'Pac/ Catch me in

The Second Round's On Me album title has multiple meanings. "First, it's my sophomore album," Obie Trice says matter-of-factly, "and then I'm keeping the whole bar theme going from Cheers to Second Round's On Me."

Second Round's On Me afforded the Shady Records artist the opportunity to step up into the role of executive producer, overseeing the completion of the album and culling some of hip-hop's most noted beat makers including, Eminem, J.R. Writer, Akon, and 9th Wonder, among others.

"I did this album myself as opposed to Em just being right next to me like he was on Cheers," the Detroit native says. "I did it at my studio, brought it to him and that's how we got it done. It felt good."

Second Round's On Me captures Obie's lyrical maturation that not only includes some of the humor and bravado from Cheers, but more serious topics as well. "If they are expecting Cheers, they are not gonna get it," Obie says. "I developed lyrically. I'm talking about a lot of things that are important in the black community. It shows my growth as an artist and as a person."

"...relentless over 18 songs.  Blender
"Eminem complements [Trice's] sinister outlook with equally gloomy production.  Vibe

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Obie Trice (rap vocals); Eminem (vocals, rap vocals); Akon (vocals); Nate Dogg (rap vocals, keyboards); 50 Cent (rap vocals); Steve King (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards); Larry "Live" Louis (guitar); Luis Resto (keyboards, vocoder).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Eminem; Steve King .
Muze PNote Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Barmitzvah Hall Studios, Century City, CA; Live Wire Studio, Detroit, MI; Living Proof Management; SickNotes Lab, Oak Park, MI; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL.
Muze PNote Photographers: Phil Knott; Jonathan Mannion.
Muze PNote Arranger: J.R. Rotem .
Muze PNote Detroit rapper Obie Trice is widely known as a prot?g? of controversial hip-hop superstar Eminem. With appearances on Em's 8 Mile soundtrack and a debut album, Cheers, in the can, Trice reaches for the brass ring on the follow-up, Second Round's on Me. And he gets off to a brilliant start with lead-off single "Since They Wanna Know." Built out of the powerhouse hometown hard-rock of Power of Zeus's 1970 hitter "It Couldn't Be Me," the track became the unofficial theme song of the third season of HBO's series Entourage, and was subsequently heard by millions. Leaning heavily on a mid-paced, paranoid gangsta rap production style, evidenced on tracks like "They Wanna Kill Me" and "Snitch" (a duet with Akon), Trice stakes his claim as a tough, swaggering performer whose self-awareness never undermines his hard, ghetto edge.

Producer: Eminem; J.R. Rotem; Riggs Morales; Luis Resto; Eminem; Akon; Alchemist; Red Spyda; 9th Wonder

Engineer: Tony Campana

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Eminem
Muze Guest Artist Trick Trick
Muze Guest Artist 50 Cent
Muze Guest Artist Nate Dogg
Muze Guest Artist Akon
Muze Guest Artist Trey Songz

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Eminem Show (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Eminem Show (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations D12 World (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Encore (Explicit Version) (Bonus CD)
Muze Music Compilations Encore (Clean Version) (Bonus CD)
Muze Music Compilations Encore (Bonus CD) (Special Collectors Limited Edition) (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks) (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Loyal To The Game (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Loyal To The Game(clean)
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations Eminem Presents The Re-up(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Searching For Jerry Garcia(Explicit Version)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/15/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9857229
Music Label Name Label : Shady
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498572290

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.139)
- "SECOND ROUND'S ON ME does have moments of cross-genre joy..."

Vibe (p.140)
- "Mr. Mathers constructs almost half of the album's sound, supplying pounding percussion and dark synths on choice tracks..."

XXL (Magazine)
(p.128)
- "Filled with unflinching street tales and dense lyrical couplets, SECOND ROUND should be sipped slowly for full potency..."

E! Online 7 of 10
Eminem protege Obie Trice's sophomore album and follow-up to the platinum-plus Cheers finally appears after several delayed release dates. Naturally, there's a well-stocked arsenal of guest stars, including 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Akon and even Em himself. Sadly, Second Round's not so much an album of goofy drinking anthems in the mold of "Got Some Teeth" as it is a load of gritty tales of life in the big city, punctuated with unsavory themes in tracks such as "Snitch" and "Cry Now." Only the faux-reggae of "Jamaican Girl" lets some much needed light in between the blinds.

Bio

Obie Trice

A combination of drive, passion, talent and a healthy work ethic is arguably the best prescription to ward off a sophomore jinx. Eminem protege Obie Trice has no need to worry. Since the release of his platinum 2003 debut, Cheers, which sold more than 250,000 copies during its opening week, he has been in prep mode. In between joining Eminem on the Anger Management Tour in the U.S. and abroad, Obie has been gearing up for his latest set, Second Round's On Me.

Flexing his honed lyrical chops, Obie opted to rhyme all of the lyrics on the spot without writing them down. ?I would say eight bars, and then I would listen to the beat and then punch in the next eight bars,? Obie says. ?When I heard the music, I was ready to go. I did not want to sit down and write on paper. I would get an idea and want to say it at that moment.?

Last summer, Obie gave fans a dose of the new album when he leaked the rock-fueled ?Wanna Know? which samples Van Halen. The song was featured on Entourage, the hit HBO comedy series produced by Mark Wahlberg. ?Snitch,? the album?s official first single and collaboration with Akon, is a melodic lesson on the perils of betrayal. Neo-Soul singer Jaguar Wright joins him on ?Love,? a compelling account of relationships gone awry. Nate Dogg provides the hook for ?After Party,? and ?Detroit Boys? includes appearances from Eminem, Big Hurk, and Trick Trick. ?Cry Now,? the last song recorded for the album, is also one of the most poignant.

Over humming bass, kick drums and sharp horns, ?Cry Now? was written as Obie recovered from a near fatal gun wound in the head. On New Year?s Eve 2005, Obie was shot while driving on a Detroit freeway. Though he was treated and released from the hospital on the same day, the doctor was unable to remove the bullet from his skull.

In the emotional song, Obie professes that he does not want to be the next hip-hop artist slain: ?Catch me in a Benz like ?Pac/ Catch me in a Tahoe like Big/ No.?

When recording ?Cry Now? Obie let the adrenaline take over. ?I had a whole lot of anger in me,? he says. ?I had a whole lot of confusion in me. I didn?t understand why these dudes would come at me like that, especially since I am an artist who shows love to my city. I was just in a zone.?

While making his hip-hop rounds in Detroit, Obie met another D12 member Bizarre, who saw Obie?s potential and later introduced him to Eminem. Impressed with Obie?s talent, Eminem did not hesitate to bring Obie into the fold, and lined up feature spots on D12 and Eminem projects, including the soundtrack to Eminem?s theatrical debut 8 Mile. Among the first noted appearance was a shout-out on Eminem?s comical ?Without Me? during a dis to electronica artist Moby, ?Moby, you can get stomped by Obie.?

With the release of Second Round's On Me, Obie is determined to connect with his fans. ?I just want the listeners to first of all see the growth in me as an artist,? Obie says. ?And I just want them to get an idea of the things that go on in Obie Trice?s head, and see who I am a person.?

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Obie Trice
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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