Obie Trice has finally released his album The Fifth . Made available for download and streaming, the LP is the “real name, no gimmicks” MC’s first studio release since 2015’s The Hangover.
“I’m 41 years old, so I make music and put it out when I feel like it,” he recently told HipHopDX. “It’s no rush for me. All the hype is gone for me, you know? That’s the thing — we’ve been there, done that. I feel like I had an album done and I wanted to release it. I want to get back out here and see what the world think about it. That’s it.”
Eminem signed Obie as the 2nd act to ever sign to his Interscope Records imprint Shady Records in 2000 right after D12. He eventually made his debut in 2003 with Cheers, which is considered an underrated Detroit classic. This was followed up in 2006 with the solid 2nd Round’s on Me, but then Obie decided to leave Shady/Interscope in 2008 due to promotion issues. His first post-Shady release was a long lost album with MoSS the year after he left called Special Reserve, but Obie would go on to form his own label Black Market Entertainment in 2010 & his 2012 independent debut Bottoms Up was almost like he never left.
[02:48] 01. Intro
[04:31] 02. This & That feat. G5 & Directorkasper
[03:21] 03. Heartless
[04:08] 04. No feat. Lyriq
[04:10] 05. Truth to Power feat. ????
[03:48] 06. ASS feat. Magnedo7
[03:14] 07. Rollin
[03:45] 08. Take It There
[02:49] 09. Letter
[04:44] 10. Space feat. Xzibit & Lyriq
[02:51] 11. 92
[02:39] 12. 185+ Deuce feat. Spice 1 & Swifty McVay
[03:05] 13. Hate
[03:43] 14. SMR
Listen and download below