Unfortunately, “Same Problems?” sounds nothing like “F**king Problems.”
A$AP Rocky is a helluva rapper, but I love that he doesn’t rely on his rapping skills all of the time. Matter of fact, even though I hated Testing, I applaud the Harlem rapper for experimenting throughout the project. Today, A$AP decided to return to the music scene with “Same Problems,” a somber track where he gets his Kid Cudi on.
I’ll keep it blunt with you: There’s nothing exciting, upbeat, or Ice Spice-ish about “Same Problems?” The song features a drowsy vocal performance by Rocky, stripped-down production, and numbing background vocals from Miguel and Lil Yachty (Yes, they are both featured on this song). Content-wise, A$AP speaks his mind fearlessly. Lyrics such as “Stand by a n***a, wrong or right / Not new to drama, n***a, all my life / Not new to trauma, n***a, all my life (Ooh) / Been duckin’ karma, n***a, all my life” highlight his familiarity with trials and tribulations. While you may not get the hardest raps from A$AP in this soothing banger, his words do hit pretty hard
It’s stunning how troubled folks are these days.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.