FIRST THINGS FIRST: the clean edit and unedited vocal versions of the song are free to download! to get the full digital single with INSTRUMENTAL and A CAPELLA mixes, you can order a t-shirt or pay five tiny canadian dollars!
THE STORY: In 2013, when I was on tour with mc chris, Tribe One, and Dr Awkward, I started performing what became the hook of this song at every show, as grudging tribute to the famous A$AP Rocky posse cut, and also to bring the audiences of those 52 shows together in celebration of how we all have problems. BIG ONES.
It quickly became the most popular moment of my set - people seemed to love shouting BLEMS and PRO and I felt like I was really connecting and opening them up to all my other songs that are also about having problems, but in more detail. So midway through the tour I printed 100 t-shirts and tank tops of the whole chorus, as typeset by Toronto graphic designer JJ Pare who used to live in Buck 65's old semi-detached home. Sales of that shirt kept me alive then, and kind of ever since?
I planned to make a posse cut featuring my tourmates and other friends as SOON AS I GOT HOME from that tour, but I didn't! MMAC made me a beat and I still didn't manage to get a posse cut together. THAT IN ITSELF WAS A PROBLEM.
Then like two years later, Drake dropped his IF U READ THIS THEN UR TWO LATE SORY mixtape, and it was so grouchy and petulant and anti-internet and FUN that it snapped me out of my reverie and before I knew it, the problems had all spilled out of me.
Now they are yours provblems.