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About problemaddicts

Amherst, MA

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The Problemaddicts are a 5-man squad of emcees assembled by and including Executive Producer Tone, Vorheez (formerly of Lords of tha Fly), Force (also of The Alchemystics), Black Buddha (multiple freestyle tournament winner and former WSKB DJ), and 1ne Man sound (also of Lyke Minds). Backed by 3-time Valley Advocate DJ of the Year, DJ Theory, they are Mystika Music's flagship act.

Though the group was only conceived in the summer of '06 their roots run deep. After crossing paths in local venues for years, these solo artists finally combined their diverse and unique styles. In August of 2006 they recorded "What It Seems", "Show Stoppers", and "5 on 4". These rough cuts, with their raw beats, contagious spirit, and powerful lyricism are a politically conscious antithesis to the soulless pop music that Rap has become. In September 2007, The Problemaddicts had played over 50 shows as a group and released their debut album, "The First Step". This 16 track LP, primarily produced by Tone and DJ Theory, features underground giants Planet Asia and Masta' Ace and has received international recognition.

In the summer of 2008 the group released it's second record, "The Dark Side Of Oz", a 12 track mash up remix album of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon" and soundtrack from "The Wizard Of Oz".

The Problemaddicts have toured with artists such as Tash (of the Alkaholiks), Planet Asia, El Da Sensei, and in their various guises have shared the stage with acts such as Dead Prez, The Beatnuts, Little Brother, KRS-1, Living Legends, Mos Def, Soulive, De La Soul, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, The Clipse, Addison Groove Project, J-Live, Ghostface Killah, Blackalicious, Rahzel, GZA, MOP, Pharaoh Monch, Sizzla, Terry Ganzie, Sean Price, Special Teamz... the list goes on.

The Problemaddicts won "Best Hip Hop for 2007", in The Valley Advocate's reader's poll, as well as the #1 Hip Hop Song (August, '07) and #1 Alternative Hip Hop Song (February, '08) on They recently were featured on AOL radio, after winning the 65th episode's vote. The act was in's "Next 1000".

Radio Stations that have been spinning The Problemaddicts include:

CFUV Victoria, British Columbia
CHLY Nanaimo, British Columbia
CHRW London, Ontario
CHYZ Quebec City, Quebec
CILU Thunder Bay, Ontario
CJLO Montreal, Quebec
CSCR Toronto, Ontario
DMX Los Angeles, California
KBGA Missoula, Montana
KBVR Corvallis, Oregon
KDWG Dillon, Montana
KGFN San Francisco California
KHDX Conway, Arkansas
KSAU Nacogdoches, Texas
KSPC Claremont, California
KSVR Mt. Vernon, Washington
KTRU Houston Texas
KWCR Ogden, Utah
KWCW Walla Walla, Washington
Lasell College Radio Newton, Massachusetts
M3 Radio New York, New York
Rainy Dawg Radio Seattle, Washington
SCAD Radio Savannah, Georgia
WAUG Rock Island, Illinois
WBGU Bowling Green, Ohio
WERU-2 East Orland, Maine
WERW Syracuse, New York
WFNP New Paltz, New York
WHUS Storrs, Connecticut
WIRE Norman, Oklahoma
WKNC Raleigh, North Carolina
WMHB Waterville, Maine
WMTU Houghton, Michigan
WOSP Jacksonville, Florida
WPKN/WPKM FM Bridgeport, Connecticut
WPVM Asheville, North Carolina
WQUB Quincy, Illinois
WRAS Atlanta, Georgia
WRDP Chicago, Illinois
WRUV Burlington, Vermont
WSAI Staten Island, New York
WSUW Whitewater, Wisconsin
WUML Lowell, Massachusetts
WVAU Washington, DC
WXOU Rochester, Michigan

Some of the venues The Problemaddicts have played include:

The Higher Ground (VT)
Redhook Brewery�s Spring Fling (NH)
The Stone Church (NH)
Pearl Street Night Club (MA)
Bishop�s Lounge (MA)
The Iron Horse Music Hall (MA)
Red Square (VT)
Club Metronome (VT)
Hampshire College (MA)
Maximum Capacity (MA)
Bowery Poetry Club (NY)
The Living Room (RI)
The Western Front (MA)
Bourbon�s (NH)
The Big Easy (ME)
Harper�s Ferry (MA)
Great Scotts (MA)
Sputnik (NY)
Galapagos (NY)
Common Ground (VT)
The Lucky Dog Music Hall (MA)

Tone- Vocals & Production
Force- Vocals
1ne Man Sound- Vocals
Black Buddha- Vocals
Vorheez- Vocals
Dj Theory- Turntables & Production

Mystika Music Sampler (2007)

Western New England Hip Hop Compilation (2007)

Planetary Group Compilation CD (2007)

Problemaddicts LP, "The First Step" (2007)'s Best of Hip Hop Compilation (2007)'s Hip Hop Compilation 11 (2008)

Projected Mixtape Vol. 2 (2008)

The Problemaddicts second LP, "The Dark Side Of Oz" (2008)



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