By JC Poppe Special to Published Dec 08, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Streetz-n-Young Deuces are back with a new single from their upcoming mixtape, "Next Day Air" – a track called "The Struggle" that features the much buzzed-about Gerald Walker.

With each new track I hear from SYND, I appreciate more the direction that they're going in – which is a much more mature path than several years ago. In the last year or two they've been focusing on crafting songs that speak on the greater grind that is life.

You can check out the new track here.

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Born in Milwaukee and raised in the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer, Concordia University Wisconsin alumnus Poppe has spent the majority of his life in or around the city and county of Milwaukee.

As an advocate of Milwaukee's hip-hop community Poppe began popular local music blog Milwaukee UP in March 2010. Check out the archived entries here.

Though heavy on the hip-hop, Poppe writes about other genres of music and occasionally about food, culture or sports, and is always ready to show his pride in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.