Problem links up with Nipsey Hussle & Iamsu for new song “Living Good (R.I.P. Jen).” 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 have 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?