Detroit’s own Trick Trick has recently set down with HipHopDx where he discussed his relationship with late Proof, Eminem , and what the Detroit music scene taught him in the rap game. He gives his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar and what other artist he keeps on deck:
“Em and Paul Rosenberg came to the show. He put me up on him already, but I had never met him face to face. But I remember seeing Em and Paul and I told Proof, there’s some mean-looking-ass White boys, man.”
Proof had let Eminem know about Trick Trick as well and when they talked, he asked Trick Trick to work on some beats for him. After a stretch of traveling, Trick Trick had a beat tape finalized for him right before Eminem got his big break by signing with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment in the late 1990s.
“I called Proof, ‘Hey, I gotta get these beats to Eminem.’ I called him ‘Infinite’ by mistake,” Trick Trick says. “I was like, ‘I gotta get these beats to Infinite.’ He was laughing like a motherfucker. He said, ‘Who?’ I said ‘Eminem.’ He said, ‘He just went out there with Dre yesterday.’ I was like, ‘That’s dope as fuck. Dr. Dre?’ He says, ‘Yes, Dr. Dre.’ I’m thinking to myself, ‘What the fuck is they finna cook up? Jesus Christ, I can’t wait to hear this shit.'”
Watch the interview below (Meeting Eminem part at 7:45):