Although Obie Trice dropped a joint album, Special Reserve, with producer MoSS in two years ago, fans of the Motor City rapper were still waiting for his proper third album. With good reason, too, as Bottoms Up has been pushed back again and again since 2008. But it looks like it just might see the light of date in three weeks, when Obie’s own label, Black Market Entertainment, is set to drop the album. Whether or not we actually hear it then obviously remains up to Obie. So for now, we can at least find solace in the fact that its latest leak, “Battle Cry,” features the Detroit spitter at his finest. Even with a lingering hook, Obie brings enough hunger to his verses to make us ready for whatever is next.
You can stream the track below. Bottoms Up drops Aug. 23.