Problem first got the taste of success writing and co-producing hit songs for such platinum selling arts like Snoop Dogg, Korupt and DJ Quik. He even joined Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik on the How The West Was Won Tour in 2009. Now he is taking center stage once again with his own hit song “Last Love.” This smooth R&B jam is a song anyone can relate to. It is that mass appeal that has led him to working with other such great artists from Game, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Chris Brown to Travis Barker and John Legend. And he has already released seven mixtapes of his own and garnered success for his hit “I’m Toe Up.” Currently, Problem is gearing up to release his debut album “Plan B” on his own label Diamond Lane Music Group.
SwurvRadio’s Marta Harris catches up with Problem to discuss “Plan B” and also have a few laughs in between. Don’t let the success and talent fool you, Problem is a down to earth guy, that loves basketball, weed and sex. He is a fan of California and Kobe Bryant. And as a kid he had a crush on actress Kyla Pratt. If he could trade places with someone for a day it would be Prince. And if he were stranded on a deserted island he would take his brother Nick and a cell phone to call for help. He is talented and smart. A deadly combination.
M: You wear many hats; you’re a music artist, producer and songwriter. Which one do you enjoy wearing the most?
P: Music artist because I love doing it for the people
M: What was it like being on tour with Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik?
P: It was like being at school. Learning how they do things. And it was cool being onstage having people know the songs and singing along.
M: What do you do to wind down after a show?
P: Medical Marijuana
M: Is “Last Love” based on a particular girl in your life or in your past?
P: It wasn’t just about one girl but about multiple experiences
M: What inspires your song writing?
P: Personal experiences.
M: What has your experience been like working on your debut album “Plan B?”
P: It’s been great. I’m producing and doing everything it’s great.
M: What is the significance of the title “Plan B?”
P: It’s like when you have had a fun night at a hotel and the next morning you need a plan B. [laughs]
M: Who do you want to collaborate with next?
P: Anyone that has the same drive as me.
M: How do you feel about Hip Hop culture today?
P: It is different. Not good or bad. Most people don’t like change but I can’t hate on it. It is just different.
M: What next on the horizon for you?
P: Conquering Def Jam and Interscope
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