After months of promotion, which included leaks like “Get On It” & “Top Off,” West Coast emcee Problem decided to come through yesterday and release his new album Selfish, featuring guest appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Ne-Yo, Iamsu & more.
“Selfish derived from my attitude towards the music I was dropping,” Problem said about the album’s title. “I'm gonna say this, I was definitely one of the originators of the ratchet turn-up scene thing and to be known for that and to be one of the ones to do it, you wanna keep going at it but I was changing as a man at that same time and I'm not doing some of the same things I was doing at the time and just pray that my fans understand the growth and the different things I wanna do and sonically what I wanna try, so it's like a double meaning.”
Looking to highlight one of the never before heard records, we decided to share the feature with Nipsey Hussle & Iamsu called “Living Good (R.I.P. Jen).” Here’s what Problem had to say about his relationship with Nipsey in a recent interview with XXL:
“Actually, this is our first time on one of our projects. We worked on Snoop [Dogg's]; we were on a record called "Upside Down," on Malice in Wonderland. But Nipsey was putting up posters when I was putting up posters. He in hoods he ain't supposed to be in; we in hoods we ain't supposed to be. We always been like that, but I respect his independent hustle and the way he moves and I feel it's the exact same way so for us to collaborate. It's just been a long time overdue and I know the fans are gonna love it.”
Take a listen to the new West Coast collab & let us know what you think. Who laid down the best verse?
Let me let me loose, let me let me loose
Throwing fingers out the roof, nigga truce
HBK & Diamond Lane we hit our squad goals
Don't need you niggas for nothing as far as our squad goes
In that pussy diving deep no goggles
Chachi paparazzi ... with his eyes closed