Rap acts hitting the television talk show circuit this week include Black Eyed Peas, who perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday; Chingy, who performs on MTV’s Total Request Live on Tuesday; Nick Cannon, who appears on BET’s 106 and Park on Tuesday and Wednesday; Bow Wow, who performs on Live with Regis and Kelly on Wednesday; Fat Joe, who appears on Last Call on Wednesday; Nappy Roots, who perform on Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday; Jermaine Dupri, who appears on 106 and Park on Thursday; Funkmaster Flex, who appears on TRL on Friday; and Eminem and Obie Trice, who appear on 106 and Park on Friday.
John Soeder of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed the Rock the Mic Fest on July 11th at Blossom Music Center which included performances by Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Obie Trice, Bone Crusher and Fabolous — not to mention young basketball star LeBron James. Soeder says, “In the end, however, the night belonged to Jay-Z. His climactic 65-minute set was the longest and the most entertaining.”
Rapbasement.com is set to release an exclusive mixtape with all new music from names such as Joe Budden, Obie Trice, Proof of D12, Cuban Link, Jamie aka Drastik and many more. The release date for the mixtape will be August 26th.
Billboard.com spoke with songwriter Luis Resto, who talked about working with Eminem on his new album, and records for his Shady Records acts D12 and Obie Trice. “[He] and I work together every day,” Resto said. “A lot of the time we’re writing for all three projects. You go in and you’re jamming, doing music, and it gets spread here and there. Some stuff goes to Em, some to Obie and some to other artists. We sit down and write and we parcel it out. Marshall takes home CDs and he listens to them, some things intrigue him, some things not as much – you just keep backlogging the ideas and see what comes of it.”
On Saturday night, The Radio 1 Rap Show came live from backstage on the tour in Milton Keynes Bowl. Westwood was joined on the show by Eminem and 50 Cent, plus the tour DJ Green Lantern, and D12, Obie Trice and B-Real from Cypress Hill. Listen to an archive of the show here.
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The situation may not be as heated as it was a month or so ago, but the beef continues. After some not so subliminal darts thrown at Benzino on ‘Go To Sleep’ (w/ DMX, Obie Trice), Em has gone after The Source again. The dis comes on ‘Soul Assassins Mixtape Vol. 1,’ from none other than DJ Muggs. The song is called “We All Die Someday” and also features 50 Cent, Obie Trice and Lloyd Banks. The full story at hiphopdx.com has since been removed.
Launch.com reports Eminem made a special guest appearance Sunday (February 9) at the State Theatre in Detroit for an album party for 50 Cent, whose Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ came out last Thursday (February 6) on Eminem’s Shady Records label. Following opening sets by local rapper King Gordy, as well as Shady labelmates Obie Trice, DJ Green Lantern, and D12, 50 Cent took the stage.
MTV News reports Eminem and Obie Trice will appear with DMX on a track called ‘Go to Sleep,’ according to DMX’s spokesperson. Produced by Slim Shady, the song will be featured on the ‘Cradle 2 the Grave’ soundtrack, which has been pushed back to February 18th. Read more.
XXL magazine has an interview with Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent in their latest issue.They discuss everything from how it got started to beefs and much more. There is even a section on Shady Records that features spots and pictures of D12 & Obie Trice. Not to mention a section on Aftermath Entertainment and it’s future artists & plans many of which are featured on DJ Green Lantern’s mix tapes.
Associated Press reports Eminem’s new film ‘8 Mile’ had its Detroit premiere Thursday night (November 7) at the Phoenix Theatres on, appropriately, 8 Mile Road. It opened nationwide today. “I’m happy to see Eminem doing his thing on the big screen,” said Obie Trice. “Motown is finally coming back. It’s not an R&B thing but a hip-hop thing.”