Fuckin' Problems

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"Fuckin' Problems"
ASAP Rocky FP Cover.JPG
Single by ASAP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
from the album Long. Live. ASAP
ReleasedOctober 24, 2012
Format
Recorded2012
GenreHip hop
Length3:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
ASAP Rocky singles chronology
"Cockiness (Love It)"
(2012)
"Fuckin' Problems"
(2012)
"Wild for the Night"
(2013)
Drake singles chronology
"We in This Bitch 1.5"
(2012)
"Fuckin' Problems"
(2012)
"Lord Knows"
(2012)
2 Chainz singles chronology
"Bandz a Make Her Dance"
(2012)
"Fuckin' Problems"
(2012)
"I'm Different"
(2012)
Kendrick Lamar singles chronology
"Swimming Pools (Drank)"
(2012)
"Fuckin' Problems"
(2012)
"Backseat Freestyle"
(2013)
Music video
"Fuckin' Problems" on YouTube
Long. Live. ASAP track listing
16 tracks
  1. "Long Live ASAP"
  2. "Goldie"
  3. "PMW (All I Really Need)"
  4. "LVL"
  5. "Hell"
  6. "Pain"
  7. "Fuckin' Problems"
  8. "Wild for the Night"
  9. "1 Train"
  10. "Fashion Killa"
  11. "Phoenix"
  12. "Suddenly"
Deluxe edition
  1. "Jodye"
  2. "Ghetto Symphony"
  3. "Angels"
  4. "I Come Apart"

"Fuckin' Problems" (edited version titled as "F**kin' Problems", and "Problems") is a song by American rappers ASAP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar and Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on October 24, 2012, as the second single from Rocky's debut studio album Long. Live. ASAP (2013), and was later released to radio on November 27, 2012.

Noah "40" Shebib assisted the artists in writing the song and also serves as co-producer alongside Drake, who uses the pseudonym C. Papi.[1] Static Major receives posthumous songwriting credits for the sampling of his unreleased composition for Aaliyah entitled "Quit Hatin'". Though uncredited, the song also interpolates Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya".

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Sam Lecca and Clark Jackson, premiered on December 3, 2012 on 106 & Park.[2]

Remixes[edit]

Then Young Money rapper Tyga has a freestyle to the song on his 2012 mixtape, 187. Lil Wayne freestyled over the beat on his Dedication 5 mixtape along with Kidd Kidd and Euro. Other freestyles and remixes to the song have been done by Rick Ross (with Stalley), Trey Songz, Joell Ortiz and Kevin McCall, among others.

Critical reception[edit]

Complex named the song number 21 on their list of the 50 best songs of 2012.[3] Pitchfork ranked it at number 35 on their list of the top 100 songs of 2013.[4] XXL positioned it at number 14 on their list of the best songs of the year.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The song has sold over 5 million digital copies in the US as of October 2013.[6] The song has since peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and is the most successful song on the album. It is also Rocky's most successful song as a lead artist.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[24] Gold 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 400,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States October 24, 2012 Digital download RCA [27]
United States November 27, 2012 Urban contemporary radio [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A$AP Rocky Teams With Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar on 'F--kin' Problem'". billboard.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "A$AP Rocky Reveals Album Release Date, Cover Art". Rap-Up. December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 201221. A$AP Rocky f/ 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar "Fuckin' Problems"". Complex. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2013 – Page 7 – Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "The 25 Best Songs Of 2013 – XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Paul Grein (October 30, 2013). "Week Ending Oct. 27, 2013. Songs: Women Roar, Twerk & Crush The Competition". Chart Watch. Yahoo.
  7. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20130319-0001/Issue1201.pdf
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin' Problems" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin' Problems" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin' Problems" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin' Problems". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin' Problems". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "A$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  17. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  18. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  19. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  20. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN 2013 Archived June 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  21. ^ "Best of 2013 – Hot 100 Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  22. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  23. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar; 'Fuckin' Problems')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "British single certifications – A$AP Rocky – Fuckin' Problems". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 20, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Fuckin' Problems in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American single certifications – A$AP Rocky – Fuckin' Problems". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  27. ^ "Fuckin' Problems (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) – Single by A$AP Rocky". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  28. ^ "Available for Airplay". Archived from the original on June 28, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2012.