After leaving Universal Motown, Detroit rapper Trick Trick recently revealed that he was on the verge of signing to G-Unit Records.
According to a feature in the Detroit Free Press, Trick revealed that a deal is expected to be solidified in early 2007 and that his album through G-Unit could hit stores as early as July. Trick told the Free Press that the bulk of the album's material has already been completed, including guest spots by Eminem, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Ice Cube, WC, Young Jeezy, Kid Rock and production by Dr. Dre.
"Out of 50 Cent's own mouth he told me: 'Trick, you're an artist that people gonna listen to because they know that what you say is real. All over the country, they respect you in the streets. So you need that priority at a label to be pushed right to sell 4 and 5 million records,' " Trick told the Free Press. "So to have a person like 50 Cent who did, what, 11 million, 15 million records, tell me eye to eye something like that, it helped me to know that I will be important instead of just another notch in the belt for a record label. Plus G-Unit Records is like a family. It's not just a record label."
Sha Money XL, president of G-Unit Records confirmed to SOHH that the two parties had a conversation discussing a potential deal, but did not say the rapper was signed yet.
Trick's last LP, The People vs. Trick Trick only sold 56,000 units according to Nielsen's Soundscan. The rapper routinely sold more records independently in the mid 90s.
Trick Trick's new album is tentatively set to hit stores in July.