Obie Trice in 2006
|Birth name||Obie Trice III|
November 14, 1977 |
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Labels||Black Market Entertainment (current)
Shady Records, Interscope Records (former)
I get the music, I get the beats. And I go to the studios and write the lyrics.
You know, I'm the 1st black solo MC from Detroit. I didn't do the 50 Cent sales but hey… I got a long career, I'm still young and I'm trying to bring really good music.
I don't actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies.
Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory, I would download music, you feel what I'm saying?
But working with Dre, I grew up with his music, so I'm still like more a fan.
Where's Eminem, when is Em coming out, Em this, Em that, 50 this, 50 that… What about Obie?
I'm just going to do me; I'm not trying to do the Eminem thing, the D12 thing or the 50 thing.
7 Mile is like an Ave. Back in the days it was poppin' in the summer time.
I think it need realness, you should speak on thing that you know about, that you being from, that you experienced or that you been around, you know. I think you need a good hook, good beats and good lyrics.
I just don't want to be rapping forever. I love it, but sometimes you got goals for yourself.
Well, Eminem, you know, I know him longer. Ive been signed to his label since 2001 and he's a good friend.
I don't want to be an actor or nothing but if I have to, I'll act if it's the right thing.
I was about 11 when my mother brought me this karaoke machine and I was really into it back then, but about 4 or 5 years ago is when I started printing up my own music, going to the studio and doing my own thing.
I'm working on my new album right now. Hopefully to get that out at the top of 2005, January 2005.
Working with 50 Cent was great, you know what Im saying? It was just great to work with 50 Cent.
I would say old school cats like Redman and Wu-tang. My style is my style, those are just cats that I liked.
But since I am in the music industry, I don't want anyone to download music, not on September 9th.