My Brothers Keeper Tour
Struggle Jennings, Wiley F.L.E.W. ft. MONSTA, County Boy Cricchi
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The term "country rap" has started to take its run in mainstream country formats. With the recent success of country artist Colt Ford and The Lacs , along with current "rap style" hits by country mega stars Jason Aldean ("Dirt Road Anthem"), Toby Keith ("Red Solo Cup") and Tim McGraw ("Truck Yeah"), one would think that this is a new concept. But if you are a true music historian, you would recall that this movement actual began in 2001 with the release of Bubba Sparxxx's debut album Dark Days, Bright Nights. The video for the first single, "Ugly," featured Bubba and pals in the mud with pigs, on tractors and performing in front of a house covered with bug lights. If that's not the epitome of country, then nothing is.
Fast forward eleven years, and you find Bubba re-uniting with his original collaborator Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins, whom, over the years, has built the successful record label Average Joes Entertainment on the foundation of blending musical genres. "Bubba and I grew up listening to hip-hop and riding in jacked up trucks," Houchins says. "I was producing mainstream rap and R&B records when Bubs first came to me and said 'why don't we combine the music we like with lyrics about the lifestyle we live'." This wake up call led to the creation of the movement.
Struggle Jennings was destined to be an Outlaw.. The grandson of legendary Country Music icon Waylon Jennings, Struggle is part of a long legacy of Gangsters, Outlaws and Rock Stars.. Growing up as a black-sheep in his family, he was forced to fight his way out of the streets of West Nashville, eventually making his way into the studio to laying the foundation for what would soon become his personal contribution to the Jennings family legacy.. But his past finally caught up with him in the fall of 2011 when he was arrested on State and Federal drug conspiracy charges.
After being incarcerated for 5 years, Struggle has gone through a complete transformation.. Mentally, emotionally and physically.. Through sharing his story on social media networks, Struggle has grown emotionally and intellectually, assuming a new level of social responsibility and becoming an inspirational and motivational force in the lives of people all around the world. He maintained the ability to oversee his career and his public persona through his constant communication with his management team. Struggle's message of strength, determination and courage in the face of adversity has been amplified by his daily presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With the support of Yelawolf, his Slumerican family, as well as his business partner Sebastian Marbury, Struggle managed to develop and maintain a direct connection with his fans despite his being incarcerated.
After being released from prison in January of 2016, Struggle inked a deal with Yelawolf's recently formed Slumerican record label, signaling his return and officially beginning his rise to success. With the launch of a popular documentary series on YouTube and the upcoming release of his sophomore album, Struggle is finally poised to take his place as a true modern day Outlaw and secure his position as the Godfather of the burgeoning Outlaw Hip Hop Rock & Roll movement.
Wiley F.L.E.W. ft. MONSTA
County Boy Cricchi
$22 ADV / $25.30 DOS / $60 4-pack
Box Office is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and All Show Nights, 410-244-0057. Unless otherwise noted Maryland State's 10% Admissions and Amusement Tax is included in the ticket price.