- 8 years ago
As serious drinkers are likely aware, fine whiskey spends several years maturing in an oak cask before arriving on store shelves, and it’s during this process that the spirit develops much of its distinctive flavor. Similarly, the best hip-hop not only weathers the years, but improves with age – for proof, just take a sip of ex-Shady emcee Obie Trice and producer MoSS’ Special Reserve.
Recorded from 1996 to 2000 but not available to the public till last Tuesday, the 15th, the previously-unreleased cuts collected on Special Reserve showcase MoSS and Obie as young, hungry up-and-comers with a passion for hip-hop and an aggressive, underground sensibility. Featuring reader-acclaimed leaks “On & On” and “I Am,” the vintage set serves as prelude to the 2010 arrival of Trice’s first post-Shady studio album, Bottom’s Up
In an exclusive interview with our own DJ “Z,” Obie Trice and MoSS step into the Booth to discuss their decision to release the decade-old material on Special Reserve, h