Wanna Know
Obie Trice Lyrics


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Since they wanna know
Since they wanna know
(I said)
Since they wanna know
Here's the formula on O, now let's go

(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know

Second rounds on me
Obie Trice, Emil hit 'em, let's go

Ob Trice, the giant, standing a 5'8" stature
Back with a second album, supplying ya Fear Factor
But Joe ain't the host my nigga, you have the access to the most
Noted flow on Shady's faction

And I ain't being cocky, if so accept my apology
Except, know I process my thoughts logically
First weeks sales tops the toll from tsunami
But haters like the L, it's the white boy behind me

But you couldn't inhale a flow that's more grimy
It would still prevail if another label sign me
Obie so timely, must Obie remind 'em
The first nigga to shine solo from the place ya find 'em

Native Detroiter, ghetto reporter, hit you wit some
Heavy metal for supporting what ya caught us
A little something different from the homie from Michigan
Basically, Obie's ripping on any instrument he's given, come on

(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(End what's right and why am I immature?)
Since they wanna know
(All I want is what's mine I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know

Four niggas in a whip
All fo' say they ain't fucking with Trice shit
Somebody's lying, I'm undenying, denying me means that
The driver got influence over you on certain things

Be distinguished just 'cause you ain't feeling his favorite emcee
Don't mean you speak no English
Hop out the car, catch the bus
At least you be established as the man that you are

I hate to take it so far and so tedious
But niggas bleed like bitches, I'm truly believing this
Once a month, they wake up
With a Obie tampon inserted in they nuts

Give em the flux 'cause my bucks is up
And no this ain't eBay, so please be easy
Gotta be delusional to think Obie is losing yo
Let 'em get a whiff of some shit, they quick to abuse it though

(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(End what's right and why am I immature?)
Since they wanna know
(All I want is what's mine I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know

Peep what O's selling when I hit 'em with Van Halen
But it's just a man from the ghetto rebelling
Rebel without a 'cause, 'cause I'm in them Superman drawers
Running around the shack momma had us living

Now ya mans living a inch from truly killing 'em
A dude or ambition, a gift, given from the man who invented 'em
When the system scrooged just like Lil' Tim and Em'

Will bless the child who maneuvers the censors, then
Spitting venom, have them same dudes interested in him
My visions unlimited, music's my outlet, I rock a outfit

For all the foul shit I witnessed, make it my business
To get a listener of one clear description
If you hearing them, you would catch what I'm pitching
Guarantee to serve your addiction, come on

(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(All I want is what's mine, I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know
(End what's right and why am I immature?)
Since they wanna know



(All I want is what's mine I don't care who I hurt)
Since they wanna know

Overall Meaning

The song "Wanna Know" by Obie Trice addresses the rapper's haters who question his talent and his ability to create good music. The repeated lines of "since they wanna know" serve as a response to the criticism Trice receives from the public. The lyrics argue that Trice is confident in his music, and he is not afraid to hurt others in the process of achieving his success. Trice asserts that he is a giant, not influenced by anyone, and he can rip any instrument given to him.


Trice also addresses the notion that people who don't like a particular rapper are often dismissed as not understanding the language or the style of hip-hop. He says that one should not be embarrassed to take the bus if they don't vibe with Trice's music. To him, not feeling someone's music doesn't mean the person doesn't speak English or understand hip-hop.


In the end, the song "Wanna Know" is Obie Trice's reply to his detractors. He asserts his confidence in his music in the face of criticism and maintains that he will continue to make his music, regardless of how others feel about him.


Line by Line Meaning

Since they wanna know
Since people are curious and want to know about Obie Trice's life and career


Since they wanna know
Reiterating that the song is in response to people's curiosity about Obie Trice


('I said') Since they wanna know
Obie Trice emphasizes that he is speaking directly to those who want to know about him


Here's the formula on O, now let's go
Obie Trice is giving his signature sound and style, and suggesting everyone to get on board with his music


Second rounds on me Obie Trice, Emil hit 'em, let's go
Obie Trice is leading a second round of music and urging Emil to join him


Ob Trice, the giant, standing a 5'8" stature
Obie Trice presents himself as a giant of the rap industry, despite his relatively small stature


Back with a second album, supplying ya Fear Factor
Obie Trice is releasing a second album and supplying listeners with a dose of excitement and thrill


But Joe ain't the host my nigga, you have the access to the most Noted flow on Shady's faction
Obie Trice's flow is one of the most recognizable on Eminem's Shady Records label


And I ain't being cocky, if so accept my apology Except, know I process my thoughts logically
Obie Trice claims to not be arrogant but instead thinks logically and deliberately


First weeks sales tops the toll from tsunami But haters like the L, it's the white boy behind me
Obie Trice's first week of album sales have exceeded even the toll of the tsunami disaster in 2004, but people are still critical of him because of Eminem's success


But you couldn't inhale a flow that's more grimy It would still prevail if another label sign me
Despite his reputation for being 'grimy', Obie Trice's flow and appeal would still succeed on any label


Obie so timely, must Obie remind 'em The first nigga to shine solo from the place ya find 'em
Obie Trice reminds people that he was the first person to achieve huge success as a solo artist from his hometown of Detroit


Native Detroiter, ghetto reporter, hit you wit some Heavy metal for supporting what ya caught us A little something different from the homie from Michigan Basically, Obie's ripping on any instrument he's given, come on
Obie Trice boasts about being a native of Detroit and a reporter of the ghetto, offering a unique perspective in his music. He can rap effectively over any beat.


Four niggas in a whip All fo' say they ain't fucking with Trice shit Somebody's lying, I'm undenying, denying me means that The driver got influence over you on certain things
Obie Trice is suspicious that all four people in a car claim to not like his music, suggesting that the driver's opinions influenced them


Be distinguished just 'cause you ain't feeling his favorite emcee Don't mean you speak no English Hop out the car, catch the bus At least you be established as the man that you are
Obie Trice believes that people should be able to have different tastes in music without looking down on others. He urges those who don't like his music to hop out of the car and be true to themselves.


I hate to take it so far and so tedious But niggas bleed like bitches, I'm truly believing this Once a month, they wake up With a Obie tampon inserted in they nuts
Obie Trice makes a crude comparison between men who dislike his music and women on their menstrual cycle. He thinks they are influenced by something other than their own taste.


Give em the flux 'cause my bucks is up And no this ain't eBay, so please be easy Gotta be delusional to think Obie is losing yo Let 'em get a whiff of some shit, they quick to abuse it though
Obie Trice is successful and gaining wealth, so he brushes off criticisms as baseless. He thinks that those who talk negatively about him haven't really listened to his music.


Peep what O's selling when I hit 'em with Van Halen But it's just a man from the ghetto rebelling Rebel without a 'cause, 'cause I'm in them Superman drawers Running around the shack momma had us living
Obie Trice is a man from the ghetto who is selling his unique brand of music. He is rebelling against societal expectations and norms as someone without an explicit goal. He reminisces about the place he grew up.


Now ya mans living a inch from truly killing 'em A dude or ambition, a gift, given from the man who invented 'em When the system scrooged just like Lil' Tim and Em' Will bless the child who maneuvers the censors, then
Obie Trice warns that someone close to him is very close to doing something terrible. He credits his drive and ambition to genetics and getting into music, and how the music industry is a scary place.


Spitting venom, have them same dudes interested in him My visions unlimited, music's my outlet, I rock a outfit For all the foul shit I witnessed, make it my business To get a listener of one clear description If you hearing them, you would catch what I'm pitching Guarantee to serve your addiction, come on
Obie Trice says that he can captivate even those who don't like his music through lyrical 'venom'. He is confident in his vision and spends his time fashionably. He wants to expose more fans to his music without compromising his artistic vision.




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: EMILE HAYNIE, WILLIAM JONES, OBIE TRICE, DENNIS WEBBER

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Comments from YouTube:

Witko

Classic. What's tight is they didn't have to use explicit content to make this a hit. I still listen to a couple of these songs in 2015

Alexander Smith

Witko it's the censored version

xander cage

Obie was the shieeeet!

Bee Black Beats

This what the industry needs today ya heard!

Lavache Beadsman

Not too big on rap, but this fucking rocks!

Neeky Nooky

Damn this song is amazing

Altin Dibrani

obie flow is so rare !!

Pidster Lee

I remember when they had this on Fight Night round 3

Messianic Jew Jitsu

Yezzir.

xander cage

@Leemaster94 FN 3 such a classic! I knew I knew the song but couldn't remember from where!

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