While writing about Obie Trice’s “There They Go,” a few different angles came to mind. First, the Slim Shady-produced cut is from Trice’s sophomore effort, Second Round’s On Me, which is an extremely slept-on album that still doesn’t get the due such a well-rounded LP should. Second of all, even though “this was not supposed to be no Detroit anthem,” complete with three tiers of 313 legends on one track, it most definitely was. Lastly, the fact this former Shady recorder still hasn’t released Bottom’s Up almost six years after his second album hit shelves serves as an extremely disappointing reminder to fans of the man’s irregular wordplay and sincere storytelling that Mr. Real Name, No Gimmicks might actually need the latter to regain his aura.
But, regardless of any and all reality checks, the only angle that matters is how the quality behind the man’s music still stands, even though his spotlight is more dim than ever. Someone, please, throw this guy a bone.
Obie Trice Feat. Eminem & Big Herk – “There They Go” (Prod. By Eminem & Louis Resto)