Rueben Wood Interviews Problem In New Issue of SOM Magazine!
From his independent mainstream success Problem, has become quite the talk lately as he begins releasing new music and features surface on a new Mike Will album Ransom 2. Problem kicked off 2017 giving his fans a new mixtape (Chachiville) and one-stop online shop for videos, music, lyrics, merchandise and more (www.chachiville.com).
This year Problem’s hit single “My Squad” became the LA Rams team anthem; along with so many other squads across the nation so he called on Todd Gurley and other #Ramly to be part of his official video for the track. Rueben Wood recently caught up with the west coast artist to about some new music and other projects he has been working on!
Rueben: Tell us about your new project Chachiville.
Problem: Chachiville is a break away from what’s going on currently and just putting together some great music in my opinion to give to the fans.
Rueben: What was the creative process behind creating the project?
Problem: Probably because of the person I am i didn’t do the normal ratchet stuff we normally do, we was vining off the cities we went to and recording in the hotels, during the tour. IT was dope to me! It felt better since I’m used to recording in one spot. After some fine tuning, and moving some stuff around it became a great project.
Rueben: Ok, So what was your favorite track from the mixtape?
Problem: It depends on the day Bro, I didn’t have a theme for the project I just want to pick to the 12 best records and put it together. Because I used to try and do that. But I just like the body of work on this one.
Don’t Want No Smoke featuring Taxstone, Ain’t Fun Me Featuring You, and Melrose are SOM picks! The body of work shows the growth in Problem, since the mixtape sounds more like an album.
Rueben: So how does it compare to other music you have put out?
Problem: Since I have grown as a person and an artist, its all different because if i didn’t grow as a person my music wouldn’t change and there would be nothing to talk about. But people know I’m growing and they hear the difference and need it as well. My fan base is growing and Diamond Lane is growing and we still here doing more moves.
Rueben: Since your independent and Diamond Lane is doing well, have you gotten any offers to be bought out?
Problem: Yea we have
Rueben: Would you do it?
Problem: Yea we would allow somebody to come in with us, if its the right situation and if its a benefit to the staff. No dollar amount can make up up for the 7 years we have vested in this with our own money and time, and it matters to us if not anyone else. It has to be on our terms though.
For the full interview visit http://sommagazine.com/cover-
His new mixtape is available at www.chachiville.com