On January 16th, Last Exit Live brought Struggle Jennings to perform in their historical warehouse. The venue slowly packed in Struggle fans one by one, almost all covered in freshly-purchased merch. As supporters chanted his name upon arrival, we knew this Country-Rapper was something special. Struggle Jennings has been releasing music since his prison release in 2016, attracting a wide audience throughout the years. Towards the end of 2019, he released iTune’s #9 Alternative album, Angels & Outlaws. Struggle took the stage with energetic pride, performing tracks with a warehouse full of fans to sing along.
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The Nashville native came to stage with a combo of rap, pop, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by artists like Kanye West, Migos, and OutKast, the rapper brought a goofy collection of quick and playful lyricism, with a contagious smile set ear to ear. Throughout the roughly 30 minute set, 2’Live Bre pressed crowd-engagement, encouraging Struggle fans to lift their cell phone lights and sway along with him—though a few went with their lighters instead.
His stage accompanist, Klumsy, maintained a fiery energy even while a camera in his hand. They looked to each other for hyping up, danced together, and got simply goofy on stage. 2’Live Bre captivated the audience with a charismatic delivery of lingered lyrics like “just cause you got a gun doesn’t make you real.” His giggles broke through his words, leaving the crowd with high-spirits just before people began cheering over the introductory guitar rift for Struggle Jennings.