WE over ME" ALL DAY!
By: Pen Slaya
The 26 year old Artist Problem aka Jason Martin is also known for being a writer, producer, engineer, song arranger and father. Problem was born in Germany, raised in Compton. His musical inspirations are Eminem, everything under the NWA tree, Lil Wayne, Isley brothers, Prince, Aaliyah, R.Kelly, The Temptations, Dj Quik, The Jacksons & The group DeBarge.
His entry into the industry was writing a verse for a producer & friend Terrace Martin, for a song called Be thankful, featured on Snoop Doggs compilation album The Big Squeeze. The track garnered praise from notable artist such as Nas & Talib Kweli amongst others. Problem began recording records with recognized artist such as Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, & Dj Quik. Problems first big break was when Snoop Dogg heard a record which was also produced by Terrace Martin called Neva Hafta To Wurry About That. He went on to write three records on Snoop Doggs Ego Trippen LP.
Since that time Problem has worked with the likes of Jamie Fox, Soulja Boy, Tha DoggPound, Jim Jones, The Game, E40, Wiz Khalifa, Guru, Bobby Valentino, 9th Wonder, Teddy Riley, Murs, Chris Brown, Polow Da Don, Baron Davis, Nipsey Hussle, Warren G, Y.G., Mann, Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Corleone, Mike Epps, Katt Williams, DeeRay, Kenneth Crotch, Marlon Williams, Andrew Gouche, Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, Dj Drama, Diggy Simmons, Tru Life, James FauntLeroy, 1500orNuthin, Kanye West & John Legend to name a few.
Over his career Problem
has dropped seven mixtapes, was signed to Universal & has experienced
much success with the release of his party anthem Im Toe up.
With the talent and accolades to match, Problem is destined to shine.
So you originally resided in Germany? How did you end up on the west coast?
My Dad was in the service when I was born, but my mom couldn't take it, so we eventually left him there and came to her hometown, Compton, California.
stories that stick in your mind posted in the CPT?
did you live in Germany for? Was there a hip hop influence for you there?
you get your name "Problem"?
or producing, Do you prefer one over the other?
the craziest work ethic?
your relationship with Diamond Lane Music Group evolve?
Do you like
where hip hop is right now? Where would you like to see the genre go?
outside of hip hop?
do you have for upcoming hip hop artists that are trying to make it in
this cut throat game?