In the past week, Problem dropped a new body of work entitled Smoke Break, which came with four smooth tracks and continued the themes found on his Coffee Break EP from August. We’ve already seen Smoke Break’s videos for “Just Outside” and “Standing Ovation” yesterday (Oct. 19), Problem kept the momentum going with “Lionel Richy,” a Vangogh-produced outing that sees the Compton emcee rapping about an ex-lover now apparently in a new relationship:
The Taylor Bonin-directed video shows Problem sneaking into a coffee shop to find his ex chatting with someone else. Keeping things cool, he moves to another seat while the woman watches in varying emotions and the other person continues on as if nothing had happened. The hook is delivered by Airplane James before Problem finishes off his day.
Likewise, Coffee Break and Smoke Break follow the well-received Coffee & Kush, Vol. 2 That release made its way to the public last year and was viewed by many as the sequel to Coffee & Kush, Vol. 1. Vol. There were eleven tracks on the album, which featured Jay Rock, Jack Harlow, Tyrese, Freddie Gibbs, Terrace Martin, and Problem’s “DIM MY LIGHT” collaborator Snoop Dogg, as well as the Don Cannon-backed “Just Outside,” are currently unavailable for streaming (though the YouTube video is still available) and have been replaced by the remix, which was produced by Chase The Money.