Singled Out: "There's A Lot Of People That Go Through These Situations & Don't Come Back"
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 4:00PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Freeway gave the scoop on his new "We Up" music video, Detroit rapper Obie Trice explains his "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" smash.]
There's been a whole lot of financial situations going on with me throughout my career. I just wanted to take it back to the essence of where I'm from.
That's the streets. That's the block. That's the hustle.
There's a lot of people that go through these situations and don't come back from [them]. It's one of those things where whatever you're going through in your life, whatever problems you might have, instead of digging a further hole, you have to reevaulate the situation and see what level of a hole you are in and try to climb up out of that. That's what the song is about.
This is a record that Bilal was already on. I had recorded this record a while ago but I didn't finished it. So we pulled it up, it was still hot and it was timeless.
I work randomly. I'm in the studio, maybe I'll be in there for a few hours or maybe I'll spend the night in there. I don't stop working, it's just that now I'm touring and trying to fit it in. When I have a record, I try to get it out.
When I'm penning a record or putting it together, I like to have a good vibe and just go in the studio.
In 2008, Obie left Shady, feeling the label had failed to give him the proper promotional push but making it clear that Eminem was not to blame and the two were still very close. Mixtapes and guest appearances would carry Trice until 2012 when Bottoms Up became his first release for his own Black Market Entertainment label. Dr. Dre produced the album's title track while Eminem made two guest appearances, lending his vocals to "Richard" and producing the song "Going Nowhere."
Check out Obie Trice's "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" below: