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Cheers_(album)

Cheers (album)

Cheers is rapper Obie Trice's debut album, released on September 23, 2003 after Obie was signed to Shady Records in 2000. The title track "Cheers" celebrates Obie's successful debut into the rap game after being in the Detroit underground for many years. The album's title is a homage to the long running TV sitcom Cheers, and the album cover uses the same logo of the program.

The album consists of 17 tracks, with executive production from Eminem, and additional production by Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Mike Elizondo, Emile, Fredwreck and Kon Artis. Artists featuring on Cheers include Busta Rhymes, D12, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Timbaland.

Topics Obie has touched on this album include his life on the streets of Detroit, problems with his mother, relationships with women and the soulful reminder that, despite having made it into the mainstream, he has not forgotten his friends.

This album contains no skits, unlike other artists on the Shady label.

Track listing

# Title With Artist(s) Producer(s) Length
01 "Average Man" Eminem, Luis Resto 4:16
02 "Cheers" Eminem 3:34
03 "Got Some Teeth" Eminem, Luis Resto 3:47
04 "Lady" Eminem Eminem, Luis Resto 4:45
05 "Don't Come Down" Eminem, Emile 5:11
06 "The Set Up" Nate Dogg Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo 3:13
07 "Bad Bitch" Timbaland Timbaland 4:09
08 "Shit Hits The Fan" Dr. Dre, Eminem Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo 4:53
09 "Follow My Life" Fredwreck, Eminem 3:55
10 "We All Die One Day" G-Unit, Eminem Eminem 5:29
11 "Spread Yo Shit" Kon Artis Mr. Porter 4:03
12 "Look In My Eyes" Nate Dogg Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo 4:50
13 "Hands On You" Eminem Eminem 5:12
14 "Hoodrats" Emile, Eminem 4:12
15 "Oh!" Busta Rhymes Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo 4:30
16 "Never Forget Ya" Eminem 4:27
17 "Outro" D12 Eminem 4:02

Samples

  • "Got Some Teeth" contains resung elements from "Without Me" by Eminem
  • "Spread Yo Shit" samples from "Blow My Buzz" by D12
  • "Don't Come Down" samples from "When You Believe" by Quincy Jones & Tata
  • "Follow My Life" samples from "Big Poppa" by Notorious B.I.G.
  • "Outro" sample from Rap Name

Singles

'Diss' Songs

Shit Hits The Fan

The track 'Shit Hits The Fan' is a track which insults Ja Rule. Examples of disses from Dr. Dre in the track are: "This little nigga, Ja Rule, Talking bout he's gonna slap me, Nigga please, you betta jump and swing up to hit me at the knees." At the end of the song, Obie spoke over the beat telling Ja Rule to,"Go behind all the gangsta's you want. Matter of fact get every gangsta from every hood in the United States of America to back you. Aint nobody reppin with you, you cant see that?" This was intended to mock Ja Rule's street credibility, declaring that no one was backing him again and that he "fell off."

We All Die One Day

The track is a diss to Murder Inc, Benzino, The Source and Eminem's ex-wife, Kim Mathers. Examples from Lloyd Banks include a subliminal shot at Ja Rule and Irv Gotti like, 'Your boss and your captain soft'. Eminem dissed The Source with lines like, 'We rip Source covers like fuckin' Cypress Hill'.

Outro

The outro was a 'diss' to Murder Inc & R.Kelly.

Chart positions

Album chart positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2003 Cheers #5 #3

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Tracks Rhythmic Top 40
2003 "Got Some Teeth" #11 #33 #12 #12
2004 "The Setup" #73 #39 #19 #30

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