Ricky Dillon, is a 23 year old Youtuber with over 10-million subscribers across social medias such as Youtube, Twitter and Instagram. Ricky makes weekly comedy videos on his youtube channel but is also a singer. He has just released his album “GOLD” on Jan 15th which showcases his song “Problematic” featuring legendary rap artist Snoop Dogg.
I worked on a lot of my album with Bobby J Frausto (aka “Bobby J”), who is such an incredible producer. When we started “Problematic” I expressed to him how all my songs thus far have been all about family, friends and the good side of me, which isn’t bad at all! However, I kind of wanted to switch gears and put out something a bit more sassy. For some reason, I’ve always wanted to name a song “Problematic”. I just think it’s such a fun word and I’ve always thought it would make a really great song name.
About a day later, Bobby J sent me a track (he had written and produced that night) and immediately I knew, this was the perfect song, this was “Problematic”! He called me shortly after and said “Ricky, I think we need a rap feature on this record, it would sound great!” So he reached out to Snoop Dogg and that night, Snoop was confirmed. He felt great about the song so it worked out!
I have to say, the experience of working with a legend in the rap industry has been like no other and completely nerve racking – but so fun. I have a huge amount of respect for Snoop Dogg and got to see the “real” side of him. Not to mention, his comedic side… Every few minutes he would crack a joke or make a funny statement to keep us all smiling. It’s been a true honor and pleasure. I look forward to working with more amazing artists like him.