Obie Trice w/ Scotfree, Genetic Concepts, THC and Sesugh Solomon, and Special Guests

Obie Trice w/ Scotfree, Genetic Concepts, THC and Sesugh Solomon, and Special Guests

Fri, January 11, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$15.00

This event is all ages

Obie Trice
Obie Trice
Obie Trice went from no one to someone in the rap world quickly when Eminem signed him to Shady Records and executive produced his debut. Born on the west side of Detroit in the Schoolcraft and Greenfield area, Trice began his rap career humbly. He dropped out of Cooley High School in the early '90s and began making ends meet, which wasn't too easy in the cold, abandoned streets of Detroit. His turning point came in 1998 with the birth of his daughter, Kobie. Shortly afterward, he took note of Eminem's breakthrough success in 1999 and began to have faith that he too could make it in the rap game, despite living in wayward Detroit.

Trice had begun rapping at a young age. His mother had bought him a karaoke machine that he used to practice, making tapes of himself over the beats of Run-D.M.C. and Big Daddy Kane. Over the years he improved his craft remarkably, releasing street tapes that began to generate some buzz in the local underground scene. These recordings came to the attention of Eminem, who in turn called up Trice for an audition, and it was all smiles and handshakes from that point on. First came a plug on D12's Devil's Night album ("Obie Trice [Intro]" [2001]), then features on the Eminem Show album ("Drips" [2002]) and the 8 Mile soundtrack ("Love Me," "Adrenaline Rush," and "Rap Name" [2002]), and finally Trice's album debut, Cheers, in 2003. The album went platinum, and Trice wrapped up recording his follow-up by the end of 2005.

On New Year's Eve 2006, he was driving home from a Detroit club with his girlfriend when he was shot in the head. Remarkably, he was able to exit the freeway, and an ambulance took him to a hospital in Southfield. It was determined that removing the bullet would be too risky; Trice was released within hours of arriving at the hospital. Between that event and the shooting death of D12's Proof, a friend and one of the people who met him at the hospital, Trice was compelled to record new tracks for his long-finished album. Second Round's on Me was finally issued in August 2006. Two years later he left Shady, feeling the label had failed to give him the proper promotional push but making it clear that Eminem was not to blame and the two were still very close. Mixtapes and guest appearances would carry Trice until 2012 when Bottoms Up became his first release for his own Black Market Entertainment label. Dr. Dre produced the album's title track while Eminem made two guest appearances, lending his vocals to "Richard" and producing the song "Going Nowhere." - Jason Birchmeier
Genetic Concepts
Genetic Concepts
Genetic Concepts (aka GEN CON) is made up of 2 emcees. Equinox(aka EQ), Eye-Cue.There style is raw and aggressive with unique punchlines. Repin Colorado!
THC
THC
From his intelligent lyrics to his powerful punchlines THC has brought diversity and originality into the hip hop music scene. With his newly released EP, "The Hotboxed EP" THC has created a storm of fans across the United States. The Texas/Colorado native started as a battle emcee at the age of 15. At the age of 18 he mastered the art of turntablism performing at concerts, clubs, and even raves. In 2014 he retired his DJ skills with his last event being The 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup. Never swaying away from his lyrical skills THC started a movement with many underground artists performing at hundreds of venues across the nation. He has performed with many headlining acts such as Redman, Method Man, Afroman, Devin The Dude, Pharoahe Monch, Blackalicious, Heiroglyphics, Cunninlynguists, Zion-I, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Sean Price, The Alkaholiks, Slim Thug, Baby Bash, Canibus, A Lighter Shade of Brown, Rappin 4 Tay, Haystak, Lil Flip, Do or Die, Young Buck, Pato Banton, NB Rydaz, Kid Frost, Spice 1, and many more. He released three mixtapes by the time he was 23 including the infamous album "The Side Effects of THC". At the age of 26 he released his solo LP "Word Pad" which contains tracks with some of the best producers in the hip hop industry such as Derek Smith from Pretty Lights, Base Jase from Brass Knuckle Entertainment, and Essence from Essence Underground Productions. His previous album "Scrunched Up Face Musik" is still getting worldwide attention as artists such as Ready Roc of Gilla House and Derek Smith of Pretty Lights make special guest appearances. In November, 2014 he released his long awaited reggae influenced EP called, "The Hotboxed EP". This 5 track EP features himself and some of the most cultural artists that have ever stepped into a recording booth. "The Hotboxed EP" is currently being played on radio stations all around the world. He has brought new meaning to the three letters of his name as his live performances are heart pounding and full of energy. Everyone get ready as THC is bringing fire with his smoke.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/