Vibe magazine profiled Obie Trice in its Next feature. Even though he signed a six-album deal with Eminem’s Shady Records, the rapper is already talking retirement. “When I turn 30, I’m out,” the 25 year old rapper said. “I don’t want to be 36 and rapping. I want to be doing something else.”
Eminem tells MTV News that despite his success in ‘8 Mile’, he won’t be doing anymore films anytime soon. “I’m staying in the studio,” Eminem said on Wednesday. “I’m gonna keep plugging away at that.” Slim added, “Obie is in the studio. His album is half-done. We are hoping for spring [for Obie Trice’s release] and D12 in the fall. And we’ve already got songs for that album. We sneak [recording D12] songs in between [50 Cent’s] album. And Obie’s album … expect the same quality as 50’s album, from my album, from Dre’s album. It’s the same type of producers, it’s the same type of perfectionists in the studio with every artist. We won’t put it out unless it’s perfect.” Read more.
The Detroit News caught up with Detroit rapper Obie Trice at the Detroit premiere of Eminem’s new film, who appears briefly in the film ‘8 Mile’, and was also at the premiere premiere in Los Angeles. “It’s good to be home,” he said. “I was in L.A., and that was nice, but now I’m at home and it’s my man Eminem’s movie. He worked hard and now he can reap the rewards.”