Written by Wes Perryman
The first thing to capture my attention when listening to C. Struggs’s latest project “Still N Da Streets” was how polished every single track was. Not that it was surprising that the self proclaimed “DopeBoy” would come out swinging with high quality product, but this body of work is the type that the rest of the world would assume to be coming out of Atlanta, Houston or any of the other Hip-Hop epicenters located in the South currently running the game. Authentic lyrics & catchy hooks give his music the ability to compete with any artist currently on the airwaves.
Still N Da Streets boasts a monster 20 track playlist with C. Struggs doing most of the heavy lifting. If you’re looking for something to turn up to “DopeBoy”, “Give 2 Fuccs”, “Go Get You Some Money” and “Work” supply all the hard hitting 808’s, sparkling synths, and rattling high hat’s required to have you stuntin’ at the function. Tracks like “I Know”, “End of The Day”, and “I’m Your Pusha” provide for a nice change of pace from the club/trap oriented records. Of the 7 features on the project the most notable include Young Kalib (Take A Walk), TrapBoy Freddy (No Voucher), Gator Mane (Niggaz Sayin), and Ray Paul (232 Shit).
As a fan first and foremost, I have to say that I love looking for the DEEP cuts. “End of the Day”, “I’m Your Pusha”, and “Pride” provide perspective into Strugg’s mindset and personal story. Most of these can be found towards the end of the mixtape, curated masterfully by DJ Murph & DJ D Real, but the track that stands out the most to me is “Who I Do It 4”. Jazz melodies, soothing synth pads, a classic boom bap beat, raw unfiltered rhymes, and Strugg’s flexing his knack for harmonizing, combine to make a track that is both reminiscent of vintage Trae Da Truth, and entices the listener to become a** fan of not just C. Struggs the Artist, but of C. Struggs as a person trying to make a way like any other person.
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