Husslin' (song)

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Not to be confused with Hustlin'.
"Husslin'"
Single by Kardinal Offishall
from the album Husslin'
A-side "Mic T.H.U.G.S."
Released 2000
Format 12" single
Recorded 1999
Genre Canadian hip hop
Length 3:45
Label Fat Beats/Figure IV
Writer(s) J. Harrow
Producer(s) Kardinal Offishall
Kardinal Offishall singles chronology
"And What?"
(1999)
"Husslin'"
(2000)
"Money Jane"
(2000)

"Husslin'" is a hip-hop song by Kardinal Offishall. It was the only single from his EP of the same name. The song also appears on his second album, Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1. Released in early 2000, the 12" single quickly became an underground favorite, and it was #1 on many college radio charts in the U.S.[1][2] After its release, radio-tracking publication Gavin Report called it "By far, the hottest 12-inch on the platter right now. With three cuts to choose from, you can't go wrong."[3] The song has a catchy chorus and a powerful horn sample.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Kevin De Freitas. In the video, Kardinal raps in the streets of Downtown Toronto alongside members of The Circle.

Track listing[edit]

12" single[edit]

A-side

  1. "Mic T.H.U.G.S." (Clean)
  2. "Mic T.H.U.G.S." (Dirty)
  3. "Mic T.H.U.G.S." (Instrumental)
  4. "U R Ghetto When" (Clean)

B-side

  1. "Husslin'" (Clean)
  2. "Husslin'" (Instrumental)
  3. "U R Ghetto When" (Dirty)
  4. "U R Ghetto When" (Instrumental)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canadian The Record Singles Chart[3] 41
Hot Canadian Digital Singles[5] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kardinal Offishall > Biography Allmusic. Accessed on September 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Kardinal Offishall - Session Transcript Red Bull Music Academy. Accessed on December 18, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Cdn. hip-hop taking off JAM! Music. Accessed on September 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Husslin' > Overview Allmusic. Accessed on December 19, 2008.
  5. ^ Hot Canadian Digital Singles - Hustlin Billboard. Accessed on December 19, 2008.

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