While speaking with Detroit’s FOX News, rapper Obie Trice ensured fans that they can expect a more vintage sound on his upcoming album Bottoms Up. The rapper spoke briefly on the project and a number of other topics including breast cancer awareness and his label Black Market Entertainment during the interview.
“If you’ve been an Obie Trice fan or you listen to my music it’s just vintage Obie music. I’m just happy to put out another body of work. Just to be out here doing it again,” said Obie.
On top of preparing for the release of Bottoms Up, Obie has also been hard at work managing his own label which he calls Black Market Entertainment (B.M.E.).
“Black Market Entertainment is my label I started in 2010, May. Basically, I just want to bring artists [that’s] on an international level to the forefront of music,” Obie explained in a video posted on RapRadar.com. “Especially from Detroit and just this region: Chicago, Ohio, Milwaukee, things like that. It’s a lot of talent here. It’s like a melting pot for the talent. I just want to give people opportunities like Eminem gave me the opportunity. He gave D12 and Royce da 5’9 the opportunity to be international artists. That’s what I look forward to doing.”
Obie later spoke on becoming a vocal advocate of the Susan G. Komen organization and their Race For The Cure after his mother, who passed away last year, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“I go down to Belle Isle do the Susan G. Komen walk so I’ve been doing that – when she got sick. I’m an advocate of that, pro get-rid-of-breast-cancer,” said the rapper.
Bottoms Up, which is Obie’s third studio album, will be released on April 3, 2012.