Read My Interview With SOHH.com About Doing The Obie Trice Bottoms Up Artwork

"The Story Behind The Artwork W/ Baby Obie [Trice] On The Cover Is Like It's A New Life"

[With Obie Trice's new Bottoms Up album finally available, the project's graphic designer James Dunne reveals how a live Ustream session got him a once in a lifetime opportunity.]

It was some time around the release of Kanye West's & Jay-Z's Watch The Throne because Obie was playin WTT a lot in the live stream. i'm one of those big Obie fans, it feels like ages since he actually announced Bottoms Up but I guess he had some personal things going on in his life that delayed it. I'm just glad that it's finally out after all this time.

I had asked Obie in the live Ustream how could I submit graphics to him and he gave an email address for me to send some work in. A few days later I made up some examples and submitted them to them, I got an e-mail back putting me in touch with his manager, Nabil. He told me he liked them and asked could I make a booklet for Bottoms Up and we just went from there. I was only hoping to do artwork for a single. I didn't expect to do the album, it was crazy for me.

I'm sure the story behind the artwork with baby Obie on the cover is like it's a new life, a new begining for Obie since he had been dropped from Interscope and started his own label, Black Market Entertainment its like he's stating over again. I'm sure Obie explained the meaning of the cover in an interview something along the lines of that. I got all the photos through his manager. He sent over a bunch of images where I picked which ones were best for the booklet and throughout the album packaging and he sent me the baby pic of Obie wanting it as the album cover. They actually already had an album cover for Bottoms Up before I was in contact with them but I made my own version that suited the rest of the album packaging, that's the official one now.

I plan to try and do artwork for more rappers. I'm definitely not stoping there. I've been talking to Warren G about doing the cover for his new single "Party We Will Throw Now," I have the cover made but I don't know if he's actually gonna use it yet I'll have to wait and see. I definitely want to do a cover for 50 Cent. That would be crazy for me, that's my dream.

James Dunne is an upcoming professional graphic designer. Obie Trice's Bottom's Up is available at all retailers. Feel free to follow James Dunne at @Dunne08.

http://www.sohh.com/2012/04/the_story_behind_the_artwork_w_baby_obi...

Views: 733

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

great my brother...much greetings fromG Unit Family Site Team....congratulations!
thanks alot Bud!
congrats dunne glad to see your hard work is paying off maybe the next cover you do might be for Rakim
appreciate that bud. man id love to do one for him hes a ledgend.
I hope you do a cover for 50 one day.
me too man! thats my dream
That's good $hit my dude,, hopefully it's the beginning of bigger things in the future now that u got foot in the door
ya man i hope so too onwards and upwards from here, thanks too

that's what's up....... you've been hitting us off with exclusives forever.... hard work pays......CONGRATS

ya man it does pay off and im not gonna stop, appreciate it
no doubt..... from the work I've seen of yours around here..... it was only a matter of time.....

RSS




Upcoming Releases

Members

 


Example Searches:
music, girls, Bentley

Latest Activity

Alex Hill posted a blog post

Lightshow - The Way I See It (Hosted By DJ Khaled)

The Way I See It is hosted by DJ Khaled which is an honor in itself and Lightshow shows us why he deserves it throughout this 22-track mixtape.As one of the shining talents coming out of D.C., Lightshow's superb lyricism along with his street tales makes for some great music.The Way I See It also provides us with some dope variety from Lightshow as he gives us hard-hitting tracks, songs for the ladies, and also some reflective tracks with insight into his inner thoughts. Give it a listen…See More
5 minutes ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU GOT."
49 minutes ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"YOU AIN'T FUNNY 50."
58 minutes ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"Im Gonna Try And Stop Saying Your Name NICKI. NOW Pay Me.lol."
1 hour ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"It's 1208 yahno"
1 hour ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"Just thinking about you Sidney."
1 hour ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"SO YOU CAN USE IT. THE GAME IS TO BE SOLD NOT TOLD."
1 hour ago
Merry Christmas Sidney posted a status
"OR AM I SUPPOSED TO HATE YOU LIKE YOUR SONG SAID?"
1 hour ago

© 2014   Created by 50 Cent.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

© 2012   Created by 50 Cent.   Powered by .

Badges  |  Help  |  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy