Problem Releases New Mixtape '354: Lift Off'

Problem drops a new mixtape prior to his latest tour. Read all about it on STACK.com.

Problem recently released his new mixtape, called 354: Lift Off, ahead of his 21-city tour.

The project, provided courtesy of the L.A. Leakers, features only a few new tracks; the remainder are songs featuring the West Coast rapper freestyling over the beats from popular hits like Migos' "Fight Night," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," and Drake's "0 to 100." It also features guest appearances from Childish Gambino and fellow Diamond Lane rapper Bad Lucc.

During a recent interview with XXL, Problem defended the mixtape featuring mostly freestyles. "I wanted to restore that feeling of the old mixtapes," he explained. "I just remember when I wanted to hear my favorite rapper rap, and then I remember when some rappers weren't my favorite rappers, but I would hear them just go crazy for three or four minutes and be like 'Oh s---, let me see what this is about,' you know what I'm saying? I want to bring that feeling back."

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Problem recently released his new mixtape, called 354: Lift Off, ahead of his 21-city tour.

The project, provided courtesy of the L.A. Leakers, features only a few new tracks; the remainder are songs featuring the West Coast rapper freestyling over the beats from popular hits like Migos' "Fight Night," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," and Drake's "0 to 100." It also features guest appearances from Childish Gambino and fellow Diamond Lane rapper Bad Lucc.

During a recent interview with XXL, Problem defended the mixtape featuring mostly freestyles. "I wanted to restore that feeling of the old mixtapes," he explained. "I just remember when I wanted to hear my favorite rapper rap, and then I remember when some rappers weren't my favorite rappers, but I would hear them just go crazy for three or four minutes and be like 'Oh s---, let me see what this is about,' you know what I'm saying? I want to bring that feeling back."

He also spoke about the tour, which kicked off Sept. 3 and wraps up later this month. "I'm so excited about the tour. I just want to make it better than the last one." Problem said. "I'll also have my label mate and best friend with me, Badd Lucc and Jon Connor, joining me on this journey, so it's gonna be a great time, and I want everyone to come out and check out the tour."

Peep the dates below, and download 354: Lift Off via DatPiff.

Sept. 3 - Santa Barbara, Calif. - Velvet Jones

Sept. 4 - Turlock, Calif. - Turlock Fairgrounds

Sept. 5 - Oakland, Calif. - Grand Live

Sept. 6 - Sacramento, Calif. - Assembly

Sept. 7 - Chico, Calif. - Senator Theatre

Sept. 8 - Reno, Nev. - Knitting Factory

Sept. 9 - Portland, Ore. - Alhambra Theatre

Sept. 10 - Seattle - Neumos

Sept. 11 - Spokane, Wash. - Swaxx Nightclub

Sept. 12 - Boise, Idaho - Knitting Factory

Sept. 13 - Billings, Mont. - Carline Events Center

Sept. 15 - Sioux Falls, S.D. - Bigs Bar

Sept. 16 - Minneapolis, Minn. - Cabooze

Sept. 17 - Chicago - Sub-T

Sept. 18 - Appleton, Wis. - X-Tra 920

Sept. 19 - Lawrence, Kan. - Granada Theatre

Sept. 20 - Lincoln, Neb. - Bourbon Theatre

Sept. 21 - Colorado Springs, Colo. - Rawkus

Sept. 22 - Denver - Fox Theatre

Sept. 23 - Phoenix - Joe's Grotto

Sept. 24 - Tucson  - Rialto Theatre

 


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