As typical of a 'I remember the days' track "The Big Throwback" is, there's always something charming about that kind of songs. So again here, where Sam and Sej remember the favorite or most present memories, with Mark Ronson creating a beat that puts the mind on a soulful ship. And with all aboard, we capture the 'there's no future without a past'. With the present appearing on "Struggle", where the two S's team up with another S, called Saigon. Who's by the way, one of the most attention grabbing emcees of late. And he teams up on some serious note, as the title promises, what the lyrics come through with. With Sae One putting more Soul into the song (and a dope change up sometime into the song), minus the unnecessary crooning of the predecessor song (i.e. "The Big Throwback"), he's creating something real.
And it rounds out a 12" without a wack song, and with each song being better than the one before. So if these guys grow over the stretch of songs, the last ten songs of a fourteen track album promise to be incredible. So put a close watch on all the 'new arrivals' shelves for the hopefully coming up Samson and Sejour album.
For Me Struggle is the best effort
Samson & Sejour (Rock Y'All - B-Side 2003) Sturggle (ft. Saigon)