Snitch (song)

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Single by Obie Trice featuring Akon
from the album Second Round's on Me
Released March 26, 2006 (2006-03-26)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 4:01
Label Interscope, Shady
Songwriter(s) Obie Trice, Aliaune Thiam
Producer(s) Akon
Obie Trice singles chronology
"Wanna Know"
"Cry Now"
"Wanna Know"
"Cry Now"
Akon singles chronology
"Pot of Gold"
(2005) Pot of Gold2005
(2006) Snitch2006
"I Am Not My Hair (Konvict Remix)"
(2006) I Am Not My Hair (Konvict Remix)2006

"Snitch" is a song by American rapper Obie Trice, released as the second single from his second studio album Second Round's on Me (2006). The song features guest vocals from fellow rapper Akon, who also produced the song and helped to write it along with Trice.

Critical reception[edit]

"Snitch" received generally positive reviews from music critics. Henry Adaso of called "Snitch" a "potent single" and complimented the musical growth shown by Trice on the song, noted that it "signal[s] Trice's transition from the cartoonish Slim Shady accomplice that once underwhelmed... to a sole survivor."[1] However, in his review for Stylus Magazine, Jonathan Bradley called "Snitch" "an enjoyable but inessential track": he also felt it to be unoriginal, writing that it "sounds like every other Akon guest appearance on the market" and that Trice was "poorly served by hooking up with the hot guests of the moment".[2]


Chart (2006) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 39
France (SNEP)[4] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 44
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[8] 11

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[9][10] March 28, 2006 Digital download Interscope Records
April 17, 2006 Urban contemporary radio
United Kingdom[11][12] July 1, 2006 Digital EP
September 4, 2006 Digital download


  1. ^ Adaso, Henry. "Obie Trice – Second Round's On Me (Shady/Interscope)". The New York Times Company. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bradley, Jonathan (August 16, 2006). "Obie Trice – Second Round's on Me". Stylus Magazine. Todd Burns. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ " – Obie Trice feat. Akon – Snitch". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  4. ^ " – Obie Trice feat. Akon – Snitch" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Chart Track: Week 36, 2006". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  6. ^ " – Obie Trice feat. Akon – Snitch". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Obie Trice: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles – Issue Date: 2006-05-06" (requires registration). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Snitch – Single by Obie Trice featuring Akon". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Inc. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Snitch – EP (International Version) by Akon & Obie Trice". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Snitch – Single by Obie Trice". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved March 25, 2012.