The Set Up (song)

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"The Set Up (You Don't Know)"
Single by Obie Trice featuring Nate Dogg
from the album Cheers
Released January 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
Format CD single, 12-inch vinyl
Recorded 2003: Record One, 54 Sound
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:13
Label Shady, Interscope
Writer(s) O. Trice, Andre Young, Mike Elizondo, N. Hale
Producer(s) Dr. Dre and Mike Elizondo
Obie Trice singles chronology
"Shit Hits the Fan"
"The Set Up (You Don't Know)"

"The Set Up (You Don't Know)" is a song performed by American rapper Obie Trice, featuring vocals from fellow rapper Nate Dogg, released as the third and final single from Trice's debut studio album, Cheers. The track was produced by Dr. Dre.


An official remix of "The Set Up (You Don't Know)" was released as a B-side to the official CD single. The track features, as well as Nate Dogg, appearances from Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Redman. The remix was labeled the "Dr. Dre Remix" and was entirely produced by Dre. Jadakiss would later feud with Banks and his group G-Unit after 50 Cent released the song "Piggy Bank", which attacked Jadakiss and Fat Joe for collaborating with 50's rival Ja Rule.

Music video[edit]

The video for "The Set Up (You Don't Know)" features Trice being put 'under the spell' of a lady, who encourages him to steal a lot of money. Little does he realize, it's a setup, and he gets shot in order for her to get away the money. But as Karma would have it, she gets shot and the money gets stolen from her. The video ends with Obie getting up, being thankful for wearing a bulletproof vest. Other than Obie Trice and Nate Dogg, the video features Mýa acting as the charming lady, as well as brief cameo appearances by D12 and Warren G at the very beginning.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Set Up (You Don't Know)" - 3:13
  2. "The Set Up (You Don't Know)" (Dr. Dre remix featuring Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Redman) - 5:40
  3. "Rap Name" (DJ Twins Remix featuring Eminem and Keith Murray) - 4:08
  4. "The Set Up (You Don't Know)" (Music Video)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
UK Singles Chart 73
US Billboard Hot 100 32