Problem was born in Germany, raised in Compton. He entered the industry writing a verse for a producer & friend Terrace Martin, for a song called "Be Thankful", featured on Snoop Dogg's compilation album "The Big Squeeze". The track garnered praise from notable artist such as Nas and Talib Kweli amongst others. Problem began recording records with various West Coast artists such as Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Quik. Problem's 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 Dogg's "Ego Trippin" LP. His breakout was when he was featured on E-40's "Function". Since that time Problem has worked with the various artists such as Jamie Foxx, Jim Jones, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Bobby Valentino, 9th Wonder,Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Warren G, YG, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, and John Legend among many others. Over his career Problem has dropped seven mixtapes, he was signed to Universal & has experienced success with the release of his party anthem "I'm Toe up". On February 13, 2013, Problem released a collaborative mixtape with Iamsu! titled Million Dollar Afro with guest appearances from Juvenile, Too Short and Omarion. On June 13, 2013, he released a mixtape titled The Separation with guest appearances from Wale, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Game, Chris Brown, Tank, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa among others.