April 6, 2012


Obie Trice On Working With Eminem After Splitting With Shady Records

Detroit rapper Obie Trice just dropped a sick new album called Bottoms Up this week—including the Eminem collabo "Richard"—and Fuse's Esteban Serrano sat down with him to talk about spitting with Eminem on a track even after leaving Shady Records. 

"I was out here in New York a few months ago and gave it to Em, and he was like, 'Let's get it,'" Trice told us. "We got it in and made 'Richard.'"

Regarding Em's deranged verse on "Richard"—which you can read about and listen to here—Obie had this to say: "It was kind of like a kick in the rib. I looked at him, and he looked at me like, 'Yeah.' It was definitely fun to do it, to be the studio with him again. It was real retrospective, we went back and talked about the old days."

The MC also talked about parting ways with Shady/Interscope and why he decided to form his own record label, Black Market Entertainment (BME). "The situation with Interscope just didn't work out—shout-out to Jimmy Iovine—but it just didn't work. I had to keep moving and BME is what I came up with.

 "The whole idea behind it is just to give back like Eminem gave back to D12, Royce da 5'9" and me from Detroit. [BME is] totally different from a major."

For the full interview with Obie Trice III, check out the video above.