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Problem Demands That His Time Is NOW, Or Else… (Audio)

Compton's Problem may be one of the dominant new voices in 2010s Gangsta Rap, but the patient veteran has more to say than the baseline. The Diamond Lane Music Group sensation, and longtime affiliate to Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, 9th Wonder, and Wiz Khalifa makes his latest statement single in... Read more

Talib Kweli, Problem & Bad Lucc Make A Minimalist Video All About Mic Rocking

Talib Kweli's "Pay Ya Dues" is the latest Indie 500 song to get the visual treatment. The record pulls talent from Brooklyn, New York to South Central, Los Angeles—as Compton's Problem and nearby Bad Lucc guest on the track. For a song about the elemental approach to getting your name... Read more

Bad Lucc & DJ Rhettmatic Are An Unlikely Pair, But They Make One Bangin’ Tape (Mix)

On paper, Bad Lucc and DJ Rhettmatic may seem like they come from the opposite sides of Los Angeles, California's Hip-Hop. Lucc is a Diamond Lane Music Group flagship, and one of the veterans who first made noise care of Snoop Dogg's Dubb Union. Rhettmatic, is a Beat Junkies and... Read more

With His Buzz Now At A Boil, Problem Lifts Off With 354 (Mixtape)

For five years, Compton's Problem has been just that. With critical cosigns and early career work from DJ Quik and Snoop Dogg, the patient rapper has steadily fed his Heads with nine, largely-acclaimed mixtapes. A year removed from The Separation, the Diamond Lane Music Group standout dropped 354: The Liftoff... Read more