“I don’t feel like I can change the world, but If I can help a couple of people listen to my music, really feel it, and relate to it, then I’m cool.”
Chicago native Mike Jackson, a hip hop artist ready to take listeners on a lyrical journey into the life of Problem OTC (Of the Chi).
Growing up on the low end of Chicago, the product of a single parent home after abandoned by his father at a young age, Mike Jackson’s alter ego Problem OTC was created. Don’t let the name fool you, though his music was an outlet to deal with his anger and disappointment of watching his mother struggle, Problem OTC is actually more of a “Problem-solver”. He shares lyrics geared towards inspiring today’s youth. “I don’t feel like I can change the world, but if I can help a couple of people listen to my music and really feel it, and relate to it then I’m cool”. “A real man who loves music,” Problem OTC’s raps give listeners an authentic view into his life.
Influenced by artists like Kanye West and Big Sean, Problem OTC thinks outside of the box writing lyrics that take listeners through emotional highs and lows.