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TDE's Ray Vaughn recruits Pusha T for introspective new single, "Problems"

Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Ray Vaughn has enlisted the help of a rap legend for his new single.

Vaughn dropped "Problems," which is his first release of the year and features a guest verse from none other than Pusha T, on Tuesday.

On the track, Vaughn, who signed with TDE back in 2021, raps about creating his own identity in the rap game, as well as his experiences growing up in Los Angeles.

"I'm from L.A. County, a strange place, cocaine-based / They know who I am without name play, no gameplay," he raps on the third verse.

Pusha, who himself made his name rapping about the cocaine industry, uses his verse to offer Vaughn some advice on how to stay ahead of the competition.

"New rappers trying legends for the notch / And every has-beens' interviews are watched / Listen, Ray Vaughn be clear of your peers / 'Cause in a couple years it'll be musical chairs," raps the former Clipse star.

A second version of "Problems," produced by Grammy-nominated collective Triangle Park, is set to drop on Friday.

The alternative version includes a sample of The Charmels' 1967 song "As Long as I've Got You" – which was famously used to create the beat to Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 classic "C.R.E.A.M."

A music video for the original version of "Problems" will also be released on Friday.


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