Three Problems are tough to reach. At first my calls go unanswered. Texts are exchanged, but quickly stop. Days pass with no word. Finally I get Swag Huncho on the phone but immediately he tells me not to use his real name, and that he has to call from a different line. I hang up, but my phone never buzzes.
A week later I manage to catch Swag, Lil Tay and their manager on an evening when they’re all together. Swag and Lil Tay boast youthful bravado, but the recent sentencing of their third member, and cousin, Terrell Brown Jr. aka Relly Rell is an elephant in the room. Since pleading guilty to distribution of heroin, armed criminal action and second-degree murder in February, Relly Rell won’t be up for parole until 2022.