One of my favorite projects of 2013...

So I’m noticing all these links to various magazines/personal lists counting down the top albums and songs of 2013. While the year had great releases I wanted to share one of the projects that I liked a lot that may not have gotten the recognition I feel it deserved. It is by a rapper named Struggle. His debut album, titled ‘I Am Struggle’ was released May 17 of this year. Struggle, who also goes by Struggle Jennings, is the grandson of legendary country/western singer Waylon Jennings. If you don’t know who Waylon Jennings is do some quick research. He is a legend in the country/western genre. In honor of his grandfather, every song on his album samples a previously released hit by Waylon. The result? A very interesting sound that brings hip-hop together with a raw western sound. The way the two genres are merged into one I thought was pretty awesome. Content and lyrical wise, there is a nice balance of upbeat party songs, ballads, and more street songs. Overall I think its awesome that he payed homage to family and went back to his family roots. To me, that says a lot about the type of artist he is and the respect he has for family and all genres of music. Below are a few songs I wanted to share. I hope you guys enjoy the project like I did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnioRBhXQ5g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJsorklAMns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64JgdpL5pH0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8okpCrl5rA

December 2nd, 2013
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December 2nd, 2013
December 2nd, 2013
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December 2nd, 2013

Content and lyrical wise, there is a nice balance of upbeat party songs, ballads, and more street songs.

This doesn’t seem to be all that. Your whole analysis appears to be based on the like of family roots and western music.

December 2nd, 2013