The Problemaddicts

1ne Man Sound
Black Buddha
DJ Theory

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 album, “The Dark Side Of Oz”, a 12 track mash up remix of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and soundtrack from “The Wizard Of Oz”. We’ll see what it does.

The Problemaddicts have toured with artists such as Tash (of the Alkaholiks) and Planet Asia. 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" '07/'08 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”.


Hurting (ft. Masta Ace) - Download »


Fri, Oct 31
10 PM
Max Capacity
116 School St Chicopee, MA
Fri, Nov 7
Pearl St. w/ Brother Ali
10 Pearl St. Northampton, MA
Sun, Nov 9
Fat Cats
232 Worthington St. Springfield, MA
Fri, Nov 28
Iron Horse
20 Center St. Northampton, MA