Multi-platinum Detroit rapper Obie Trice is heading back down to Australian and New Zealand this week for the 15th year anniversary of his debut album Cheers on Shady Records with Swift McVay of D12. With seven shows in Australian and a further three in New Zealand over a fortnight, it will be Obie’s first time back to Australia since his debut headline 2013 tour – having also toured in 2012 for Heatwave Festival and back in 2003 with 50 Cent and G-Unit.
Obie’s critically acclaimed debut album Cheers proved hugely successful, selling almost three million copies to date and peaking at #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The 19-track, 75-minute offering has a who’s who of features stacked throughout including from Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Timbaland, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, D12, DJ Muggs, DJ Green Lantern, Jeff Bass and Tony Yayo. It spawned two internationally successful singles in “Got Some Teeth” and “The Setup (You Don’t Know) feat. Nate Dogg”, charting widely with the former going Gold in Australia alone. Obie would go on to work additionally with Akon, Trey Songz, 9th Wonder, MoSS, Daz Dillinger, Statik Selektah, Young Buck, DMX and Planet Asia predominately in the early to mid-2000s.
Obie Trice has released four solo albums, with the first two on Shady Records x Interscope, with his two most recent albums on his own Black Market Entertainment label. Obie has also released a further four mixtapes, firstly with DJ Green Lantern and the latter three with the prolific DJ Whoo Kidd. Obie would go on to work additionally with Akon, Trey Songz, 9th Wonder, Statik Selektah, Young Buck, DMX and Planet Asia predominately in the early to mid-2000s.
Swifty McVay is a long-time member of D12, a cornerstone of the multi-platinum group that released the hugely successful albums “Devil’s Night” (2001) and “D12 World” (2004) on Shady Records x Interscope. They would go on to release five mixtapes and Swifty dropped nine solo albums, with the most recent being “Grey Blood” early last year featuring Guilty Simpson, Slum Village, Crooked I, Maestro Fresh-Wes and D12.