Problem Retires Name, Going By Jason Martin

West Coast rapper Problem, head of the Diamond Lane Music Group, is retiring his hip-hop moniker and going by his government name Jason Martin. After performing at his 10-Year Anniversary show for Welcome to Mollywood this past weekend, Martin took to social media to announce his decision.

“I am officially only going by my government name. May this chapter be at least as fun as the last. New music, new businesses, new money. JasonMartin.”

Check out the post from Jason Martin’s Twitter below:

Born Jason Martin in Germany but raised in Compton, Problem took his name from sports, giving other players “problems” on the basketball court. In 2007, he got his start, musically, behind the scenes working with industry heavyweights like Snoop DoggDJ Quik, and Terrace Martin. He formed his Diamond Lane Music soon after, with his appearance on E-40‘s hit single “Function” introducing him to the mainstream.

Last year, the Compton, CA phenom dropped the four-track EP Coffee Break, featuring the “G Shit” remix and “Taking All fades” with Dom Kennedy, and the follow-up EP, Smoke Break, another four-song EP featuring Snoop Dogg on “Dim My Light,” Airplane James on “Lionel Richy”, and Spoon on the “Just Outside” remix.