Problem – Like Whaaat (Salva remix)

The LA-based rapper gets reworked by hip hop's new best friend.


Words by: Steph Kretowicz

You can probably thank subcultural collector Diplo and Mad Decent for the swelling interest in the skittering beats and bowel-dropping bass of trap music. That, and all the dark resonance in US dance and hip hop right now born from a distant relation to UK grime. Hence, this immaculate union between the Chicago born, LA-via-Miami based DJ Salva and Californian rapper Problem.

With remixes of Pusha T and Kanye West, as well as a track with Mykki Blanco producer Brenmar behind him, the Friends of Friends artist drags Like Whaaat through the manic breaks and frustrated build ups of a decidedly unique aesthetic.