|Studio album by Obie Trice|
|Released||September 23, 2003|
Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo, Luis Resto, Timbaland, Emile, Denaun Porter, Fredwreck, DJ Muggs, DJ Green Lantern
|Obie Trice chronology|
|Singles from Cheers|
Cheers is the debut studio album by rapper Obie Trice, released on September 23, 2003 after he was signed to Shady Records in 2000. The title track "Cheers" celebrates Obie's successful debut into the rap game after being in the Detroit underground for many years. The album's title is a homage to the long running NBC sitcom of the same name, and the album cover features a logo similar to that used on the show.
The album consists of 17 tracks, with executive production from Eminem, and additional production by Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Mike Elizondo, Emile, Fredwreck and Denaun Porter. Artists featuring on Cheers include Busta Rhymes, D12, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Timbaland, and Tony Yayo
Topics Obie has touched on this album include his life on the streets of Detroit, problems with his mother, relationships with women and the soulful reminder that, despite having made it into the mainstream, he has not forgotten his friends.
|The Village Voice||C+|
Upon its release, Cheers received positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".
|1.||"Average Man"||Obie Trice, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Steven King||Eminem, Luis Resto (add.)||4:16|
|2.||"Cheers"||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King||Eminem||3:34|
|3.||"Got Some Teeth"||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King, Anne Dudley, T. Horn, M. McLaren||Eminem, Luis Resto (add.)||3:47|
|4.||"Lady" (featuring Eminem)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto||Eminem, Luis Resto (add.)||4:45|
|5.||"Don't Come Down"||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, E. Haynie, W. Rineheart||Emile, Eminem (co.)||5:11|
|6.||"The Set Up" (featuring Nate Dogg)||O. Trice, Andre Young, Mike Elizondo, N. Hale||Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo (co.)||3:13|
|7.||"Bad Bitch" (featuring Timbaland)||O. Trice, T. Mosley||Timbaland||4:09|
|8.||"Shit Hits the Fan" (featuring Dr. Dre and Eminem)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, A. Young, M. Elizondo||Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo (co.)||4:53|
|9.||"Follow My Life"||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, Ernie Isley, M. Isley, O. Isley, Ron Isley, Chris Jasper, F. Nassar, C. Wallace||Fredwreck, Eminem (co.)||3:55|
|10.||"We All Die One Day" (featuring Lloyd Banks, Eminem, 50 Cent & Tony Yayo)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, Curtis Jackson, C. Lloyd||Eminem||5:29|
|11.||"Spread Yo Shit" (featuring Mr. Porter)||O. Trice, D. Porter, L. Resto, S. King||Mr. Porter||4:03|
|12.||"Look in My Eyes" (featuring Nate Dogg)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, A. Young, M. Elizondo, N. Hale||Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo (co.)||4:50|
|13.||"Hands on You" (featuring Eminem)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto||Eminem||5:12|
|14.||"Hoodrats"||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, E. Haynie||Emile, Eminem (co.)||4:12|
|15.||"Oh!" (featuring Busta Rhymes)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, M. Elizondo, T. Smith||Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo (co.)||4:30|
|16.||"Never Forget Ya"||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King, Jeff Bass||Eminem, Jeff Bass (co.)||4:27|
|17.||"Outro" (featuring D12)||O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King, Rufus Johnson, DeShaun Holton, V. Carlisle, O. Moore||Eminem||4:02|
|18.||"8 Miles"||DJ Muggs||3:57|
|19.||"Synopsis"||DJ Green Lantern||1:18|
- "Got Some Teeth" contains resung elements from "Without Me" by Eminem
- "Spread Yo Shit" samples from "Blow My Buzz" by D12
- "Don't Come Down" samples from "When You Believe" by Quincy Jones & Tata
- "Follow My Life" samples from "Big Poppa" by Notorious B.I.G.
- "Got Some Teeth" (2003)
- "Shit Hits the Fan" (featuring Dr. Dre & Eminem) (2003)
- "The Set Up" (featuring Nate Dogg) (2003)
- "Don't Come Down" (2004)
"Shit Hits the Fan"
The track "Shit Hits the Fan" is a track which insults Ja Rule. Examples of disses from Dr. Dre in the track are: "This little nigga, Ja Rule, Talking bout he's gonna slap me, Nigga please, you gotta jump and swing up to hit me at the knees." At the end of the song, Obie spoke over the beat telling Ja Rule to, "Go behind all the gangsta's you want. Matter of fact get every gangsta from every hood in the United States of America to back you. Ain't nobody reppin' with you, you cant see that?" This was intended to mock Ja Rule's street credibility, declaring that no one was backing him again and that he "fell off."
"We All Die One Day"
The track "We All Die One Day" is a diss to Benzino and The Source. Examples from Lloyd Banks include a subliminal shot at Ja Rule and Irv Gotti like, 'Your boss and your captain soft'. Eminem dissed The Source with lines like, 'We burn Source covers like fuckin' Cypress Hill'.
Album chart positions
|Billboard 200||Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums|
- Allmusic review
- Blender review
- HipHopDX review
- RapReviews.com review
- Rolling Stone review
- The Situation review
- UKMix review
- USA Today review
- Christgau, Robert (December 2, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot 2003". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
- Cheers (2003): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.