Obie Trice - Battle Cry

Posted 5 years ago
Rezza Brothers
Bottoms Up

If you’re one of the many fans who’ve been waiting, fiending for Obie Trice‘s senior set… well, you’ve probably just about kicked the habit. It’s been a damn long time, to put it lightly. Fortunately, all it takes is a single sip to send you back to the bottle—thus, I’m very proud to present the project’s latest single. Despite the title, this joint is as much a therapy session as a Battle Cry. Rezza Brothers serve up a piano-led instrumental that drips with wounded determination, and Obie Trice’ delivers rhymes to match the beat’s emotional tenor. Addressing all those who’ve stood in his way—penny-ante haters and industry bureaucrats alike—the Motown emcee laments the fact that his talent and hard work have gone unappreciated for so long: “I ain’t never came wack, all I ever gave’s crack / All I ever gave’s back, ain’t a human being on this earth say opposite that.” Regardless, as the currently-uncredited hook singer puts it, the spitter’s gonna “...keep goin’ on,” driven onward by the hope of a brighter tomorrow. And it looks like that day might be coming sooner than later—the long-delayed Bottoms Up is now set to arrive in record stores August 23, via BME. Keep your fingers crossed!

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