South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records star Toosii has shared “Pain & Problems,” a new cut that offers an introspective look at the MC’s life as he celebrates the success of his recent project, Poetic Pain. “Pain & Problems” doubles down on that set’s themes, tearing into the people who have wronged the Raleigh, NC, rapper and the slights that fuel his grind. The dark visual mixes no-frills shots with digital effects and live footage.
Directed by Drew T (with Toosii assisting on the story) and filmed in Florida at night, the video for “Pain & Problems” is fittingly low key. Sure, the South Coast Music Group chain glimmers and shines, but Toosii is mostly alone, contemplative and eager to find peace in his rapidly changing life. Poetic Pain displayed Toosii’s cathartic approach to rap, and on “Pain & Problems” he pushes away any unwanted distractions in hopes of discovering clarity. Stream the song HERE and watch the video below.
“Pain & Problems” also continues an undeniable hot streak for Toosii, which began with the February release Platinum Heart. That set has since amassed over 288 million global streams, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart, and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart. Poetic Pain built upon that success with ease, garnering 110 million global streams since its mid-September release. Since then, he’s also shared another surprise single and video, “Met In LA.”
Born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in Raleigh, Toosii has won acclaim for his poignant, melodic flow and autobiographical storytelling. With “Pain & Problems,” it’s become increasingly clear that Toosii has a bevy of hits locked away, waiting for release. Stay on the lookout.