The Game Feat. Problem & Boogie
The sheer number of rappers coming out the Long Beach/Compton section of Los Angeles is nothing short of incredible. There's a reason The Game calls his hood "Black Wall Street." He loves nothing more than linking up with his fellow South Central natives in the studio. Most recently he recruits Problem and Boogie for a smooth League of Starz-produced West Coast banger called "Roped Off." Boogie has been pretty quietly ever since he signed to Interscope last August. Hopefully that means he's been cooking up his debut album... guaranteed to set the streets on fire.
DJ Quik & Problem Feat. The Game & Candace Boyd
DJ Quik and Problem dropped their surprise EP, Rosecrans, today, and they've now uploaded the title track to SoundCloud, which should give you a good idea of the feel of the project. A buttery smooth groove, complimented by some funky-ass keys gives way to Candace Boyd's G-Funk-informed hook, while The Game and Problem give us their West Coast best. Unfortunately, Quik doesn't spit a verse, but he does have a spoken bridge, which contains enough charisma and wisdom that it pretty much qualifies as a 16.
Slow Down (Doin' Too Much)
Problem Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign & Deray Davis
Scanning the tracklist of Problem's new mixtape, Hotel 2: The Master Suite, you'll come across a number of exciting features, but by the time you get to "Doin' Too Much," you might be tempted to skip directly to the record, and it wouldn't necessarily be a bad choice.
Bad Lucc Feat. Problem
As if the three new tracks from Problem weren’t enough for you yesterday, fellow Diamond Lane brethren Bad Lucc decided to also release a new track with the West Coast spitter on it called “Eastside.”
Bangin It Out (Collie Buddz Love)
Collie Buddz "Come Around" is one of the best reggae tracks of the new millennium. Problem knows this, as he pays homage to C Buddz with a new "Come Around" cover called "Bangin It Out".
Pull Up To My Hotel / Big Money
Problem Feat. Iamsu! & StoneyThaDealer
Problem is getting ready to drop his new project, Hotels 2: The Master Suite on April 1st, and it's already shaping up to be an ambitious offering. The West Coast rapper dropped three new tracks as a prequel to the project today, and "Pull Up To My Hotel/Big Money" has a couple of movements of its own. Things start off with a familiar minimal piano line that's driven by some skipping sub pounds, while Chachi shares some deceptively technical flows.
OuterSpace (Chachi's Ride)
Problem Feat. Terrace Martin, Bad Lucc & Candace Boyd
With his mixtape Hotels 2: The Master Suite due out Friday, April 1, Problem shared a mini-project called The Lobby comprised of leftovers that didn't make the cut. "Outerspace" features Terrace Martin, Bad Lucc and Candace Boyd. Problem, Martin, and Mike N Keys handle production -- special shoutout to whoever is rocking that synth lead. Gahdamn. This fact that this song didn't make Hotels 2 means the mixtape is probably gonna be fire.
Shit Needs To Change
Problem is gearing up for the release of Hotels 2: The Master Suite on April 1st.
Problem makes a strong argument in his new song “Best Pussy.” He uses a few sordid stories to make the case that “crazy bitches got the best pussy.” The details are vivid, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard this theory.
My Squad (CDQ)
After allowing his single "My Squad" to leak onto the Los Angeles radio last week, Problem shared the CDQ this afternoon on his Soundcloud. Produced by Mike & Keys and MyGuyMars, "My Squad" makes for great summertime driving music. With the squad! Those of us in the northeast are going to have wait a few months to fully harness this track's power. For those of you reading this in southern parts, feel free to bump at your own discretion.
My Squad (Radio Rip)
With exception to a couple random releases, Problem has been relatively quiet over the past couple months as he’s been busy working on the sequel to his 2011 mixtape Hotels. Over the past couple days, the Compton rapper has been teasing us with tape's first single, “My Squad,” on various social media outlets, and now it’s finally here (kinda).
Smoke DZA & Manolo Rose Feat. Problem
Smoke DZA and Manolo Rose have decided to join forces for a new project, and they've shared the first release from the upcoming EP today. As if there wasn't enough energy on the track between the two New Yorkers, west coaster Problem has also joined in on "Brinks Truck". Like the rest of the upcoming project, the song is produced by 183rd, providing a driving beat that inspires Manolo's forceful hook.
Phone Down (Remix)
Problem & Wale
With Erykah Badu's new interview (featuring Jay Electronica) making waves of the e-streets, Problem and Wale have chosen an opportune moment to release their new remix collaboration of Ms. Badu's "Phone Down."
Take It Slow
Problem continues to keep that new heat coming. After hitting us with “501” & “Associates” over the past couple weeks, the West Coast spitter decides to drop off another one just in time for the weekend called “Take It Slow.”
Problem Feat. Badd Lucc
When it comes to "Associates," you don't get a much better example than Problem and Bad Lucc the two West Coasters are always guesting on one another's tracks, and they've developed a great creative chemistry throughout the years as a result. Their new track is yet another great tag-team moment, which finds Problem behind the boards -- something he's been doing a lot more of recently.
Aside from his recent “Use 2” video, Problem has been relatively quiet when it comes dropping off new music for us lately, but luckily that all changes today. With clock striking 5:01 PM, the Compton rapper decides to release a new record on his soundcloud page appropriately titled “501.”
Pay Ya Dues
Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Feat. Problem & Bad Lucc
Last month, Talib Kweli decided to come out of nowhere and release a new surprise album for the fans called Fuck The Money, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Today, he returns to the scene with 9th Wonder for a new posse cut titled “Pay Ya Dues,” featuring West Coast spitters Problem & Bad Lucc.
Trae Tha Truth Feat. Problem & Lil Boss
Texas' Trae Tha Truth just shared the feature packed tracklist for his July 22nd release, Tha Truth, and he's also taken the opportunity to leak out one last track before we hear the whole thing. "Yeah Hoe" features Problem and Lil Boss.
Problem Feat. Bad Lucc & Manolo Rose
Problem just dropped a double mixtape, splitting a collection of new tracks between an A-Side and a B-Side. The project, titled The Relapse, just went up on iTunes with a couple of bonus tracks, including the Manolo Rose and Bad Lucc collaboration, Stay Up.
Problem Feat. Manolo Rose & Bad Lucc
As expected, Problem just came through and released Side B in his Mollywood 3 series tonight.