Obie Trice is an American hip-hop performer who started singing karaoke as a child and began entering rap battles in Detroit as a teenager. Signed to Eminem's Shady Records, he released his debut album 'Cheers' in 2003. Featuring guest artists Busta Rhymes, Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Dr. Dre and Nate Dogg, the album went to number three on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. 'Second Round's On Me' (2006) reached number two on the Top Rap Albums Chart and number five on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and 'Bottoms Up' (2012) peaked at number 15 on the Rap Chart and number 18 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. His single 'Got Some Teeth' (2003) went to number 12 on the Hot Rap Songs Chart and 'The Set Up' (2004) featuring Nate Dogg hit number 19. In 2005 he was shot while in his car in Detroit. He survived although a bullet remained in his head. His 2019 schedule included appearances at venues in Chicago, New York and Manchester, New Hampshire.