Obie Trice "Hoodrats" (2003)

Album: Cheers

Label: Shady/Interscope

Emile:“That’s when I had gotten to know Obie and was starting to send him stuff. I sent him a beat and I was really proud of it because I didn’t use any samples. I was just figuring out how to use keyboards and stuff. It was kind of a fake Neptunes-y kind of beat.

 

It was kind of a fake Neptunes-y kind of beat.

 

“Obie killed it and Em added some stuff to that too, like all the keys on the chorus and that kind of shit. I look at ‘Don’t Come Down’ as a masterpiece, but ‘Hoodrats’ was just like a dope, fun kind of song.

“[Obie’s Cheers was] an incredible album. The beats that Dre was doing on that album were retarded, like ‘The Set Up.’ And the Em beats were incredible. Timbaland did incredible beats. It was just a monster of an album to be on.”