Got Some Teeth

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"Got Some Teeth"
Obie Trice - Got Some Teeth cover.jpg
Single by Obie Trice
from the album Cheers
Released August 12, 2003 (2003-08-12)
Format CD single, 12-inch vinyl
Recorded 2003: 54 Sound in Detroit, Michigan
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:47
Label Shady, Interscope
Writer(s) O. Trice, M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King, Anne Dudley, T. Horn, M. McLaren
Producer(s) Eminem
Obie Trice singles chronology
"Rap Name"
(2002)
"Got Some Teeth"
(2003)
"Shit Hits the Fan"
(2003)

"Got Some Teeth" is the first single to be taken from American rapper Obie Trice's debut studio album, Cheers. The song was used as the theme song for the character "Compton-Ass Terry" in the TV show Viva la Bam on MTV. The single peaked at number fifty four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest charting single to date in that country. However, outside the United States, the song peaked within the top ten of the charts in the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

The song details Obie's various encounters with women in a bar. In the first verse he meets "Veronica", and invites her to Cheers and then offers her sex and various acts outside of the bar. In the second verse, Trice is enticed to approach "Karen", but doesn't due to her having a venereal disease and many children with various men. She still confronts him for a one-night stand because she doesn't want to go home to another night of masturbation, Trice agrees saying that he wouldn't want to head home with a woman who has implants. He leaves the bar to find a group of women making fun of him until he opens fire on them via a gun he had hidden in the trunk of his car. In the last verse the bar is filled with obese women and Trice feels out of place because he has a "big-girl disorder". He leaves to find another bar with thinner women and exclaims "Lean Cuisine wouldn't hurt much". The chorus details Trice's hopes of waking up after a one-night stand to a woman without fake teeth, portrayed in the video as dentures.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song features Eminem as a bartender, "disguised" with a moustache, and Kuniva of D12 dressed as his alter ego, Rondell Beene, as another bartender, saving Obie and Kon Artis from a fat girl. The host of game show "Dream Date" in the video, which is intended to be a spoof on the television reality show "Blind Date", is played by actor Matt Sawyer, who uses his real name as the character.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Got Some Teeth" - 3:47
  2. "Shit Hits The Fan" (featuring Dr. Dre and Eminem) - 4:55
  3. "Love Me" (featuring Eminem and 50 Cent) - 3:50
  4. "Got Some Teeth" (Music Video)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 54
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 33
US Billboard Hot Rap Songs[3] 12

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