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Waylon Jennings' grandson Struggle Jennings fools jail into letting him shoot 'Black Curtains' music video


This upcoming story blew our minds on a few levels. The first: Waylon Jennings' grandson, Will Harness, is a rapper. Somehow, within a span of three generations, one of the most renowned performers of the "outlaw country" movement led to a rapper. Harness, who goes by the alias Struggle Jennings, builds most of his music by taking samples of his grandfather's work and combining it with hip-hop and dance elements to make beats.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can move on to the actual news element of this story: Struggle shot a music video for his track "Black Curtains" while in jail, and somehow the authorities didn't realize it.

Say what you will about the quality of his music, or sapping off his family's musical history, Harness has already gotten farther than most rappers by actually handling drugs (and getting arrested for it). A camera crew apparently told the jail they were shooting a documentary to get access (on what we don't know...it was fake), and requested that the rapper mouth words to his songs to be featured along with his music in the documentary.

Jail officials didn't suspect anything was amiss.

When watching the actual video, we see A LOT of footage from inside the jail, not only of Struggle rapping but also a decent amount of hallway shots, doors being locked, et cetera. The facility has now requested that all images of the jail be removed from the video, which the production company will rightfully chuckle at. The facility has not moved to bring any legal action against producers Creativity for Hire yet.

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