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
Released October 24, 2012
Format
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:57
Label
Writer(s)
  • Rakim Mayers
  • Aubrey Graham
  • Noah Shebib
  • Kendrick Duckworth
  • Tauheed Epps
  • Stephen "Static Major" Garrett
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)
"The Zone"
(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)
Long. Live. ASAP track listing
Music video
"Fuckin' Problems" on YouTube

"Fuckin' Problems" (edited version titled as "F**kin' Problems", and "Problems") is a song by American hip hop recording artist ASAP Rocky. It was released on October 24, 2012, as the second single from his debut studio album Long. Live. ASAP (2013). The song, co-produced by Noah "40" Shebib alongside Drake under the pseudonym C. Papi, features guest appearances from fellow rappers Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.[1] On November 27, 2012, the song was officially released to radio.

Music video[edit]

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

Remixes[edit]

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 are 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 Media 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]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song has sold over 2 million digital copies in the US as of October 2013.[6]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[25] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States October 24, 2012[26] Digital download RCA
United States November 27, 2012[27] Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ A$AP Rocky Teams With Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar on 'F--kin' Problem'
  2. ^ "A$AP Rocky Reveals Album Release Date, Cover Art". Rap-Up. December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ 21. A$AP Rocky f/ 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar "Fuckin' Problems" — The 50 Best Songs of 2012 | Complex
  4. ^ http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/9288-the-top-tracks-of-2013/7/
  5. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/12/the-25-best-songs-of-2013/4/
  6. ^ Paul Grein (October 30, 2013). "Week Ending Oct. 27, 2013. Songs: Women Roar, Twerk & Crush The Competition". Chart Watch. Yahoo. 
  7. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20130319-0001/Issue1201.pdf
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – A$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 for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – A$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$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-12-22" UK R&B Chart.
  16. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  17. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  18. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  19. ^ "A$AP Rocky – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for A$AP Rocky. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  20. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN 2013 Archived June 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  21. ^ "Best of 2013 - Hot 100 Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  22. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  23. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  24. ^ "British single certifications – A$AP Rocky – Fuckin' Problems". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Fuckin' Problems in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  25. ^ "American single certifications – A$AP Rocky – Fuckin' Problems". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  26. ^ "Fuckin' Problems (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) – Single by A$AP Rocky". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Available for Airplay". Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012.