Underrated: "We're Working On Getting That Underrated Sh*t Off Of My Name"
Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 12:05AM
[With Valentine's Day here SOHH's highlighting artists so in love with the man in the mirror they decided to speak on why they feel they are unappreciated. After Dow Jones gave his Tha Bizness crew the title earlier this week, Detroit's Obie Trice crowns himself SOHH Underrated.]
Who do I feel is the most underrated? I definitely feel myself, like I should be in that category.
That's definitely one thing. We're working on getting that underrated sh*t off of my name. A lot of people have said that over the years despite my accolades.
You have to look at where I came from. I made it off the block. I did my thing. It's just about people getting good visuals from me. Like I said, we're knocking those down so people can get more familiar.It's really all about making a hit record. It's about making these hit records and getting it out to the radio stations, getting the ads and things like that which are monetary and clearly coming out of the [record label's] pockets.
I'm focused on trying to get this on a progressive level so people can look and hear both at the same time.
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."
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