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Studio album by Yung Joc
Released August 28, 2007
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Southern Rap
Length 60:00
Label Bad Boy South, Block Entertainment, Atlantic Records
Producer Diddy (exec.), Chris Flames, Cool and Dre, Dee Jay Dana, Don P., Don Vito, Drumma Boy, G-Phonics, Jazze Pha, Jon Josef, Khao, Strong Hill, The Fixxers, The Neptunes
Yung Joc chronology
New Joc City
The Grind Flu
Singles from Hustlenomics
  1. "Coffee Shop"
    Released: May 8, 2007
  2. "Bottle Poppin'"
    Released: October 13, 2007
  3. "I'm a G"
    Released: February 8, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
HipHopDX 2/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (5/10)[4]
RapReviews (6/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[6] 3/5 stars[7]

Hustlenomics is the second studio album by rapper Yung Joc.[8] It was released by Bad Boy Records on August 28, 2007.[9]


The first single from the album is "Coffee Shop" which features Gorilla Zoe.[10]

The second single off the album, "Bottle Poppin", was leaked to the internet in May. Like the first single, the track featured Gorilla Zoe. It was produced by Don P of Trillville. It also featured the song "Chevy Smile", which Yung Joc said would be the number one song of the year. The song samples Gorilla Zoe's "Hood Figga". The single reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, and number 59 and 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Tracks charts, respectively.[11][12][13] The music video for "Bottle Poppin'" has been released and Gettin' To Da Money also has a music video.

The third single "I'm a G" features Young Dro & Bun B, there was also a video made for the single.

The album features production from Diddy, who executive produced the album,[14] Cool and Dre, Don Vito, Drumma Boy, Jazze Pha, The Fixxers, The Neptunes, among others.[15]

Guests include Bun B, Diddy, Gorilla Zoe, Jim Jones, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Trick Daddy, Young Dro and more.[15]

Chart performance[edit]

Hustlenomics sold 69,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200.[16] As of April 2009, it has sold approximately 197,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan.[17]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 "Hustlenomics (Intro)" Dee Jay Dana 2:46
2 "Play Your Cards" Cool and Dre 3:55
3 "Coffee Shop" Don Vito Gorilla Zoe 4:08
4 "Bottle Poppin'" Don P Gorilla Zoe 5:00
5 "Hell Yeah" The Neptunes Diddy 4:30
6 "Cut Throat" DJ Quik The Game, Jim Jones & Block 5:25
7 "Hustlemania (Skit)" Dee Jay Dana 2:45
8 "I'm a G" Chris Flames Young Dro & Bun B 4:32
9 "BYOB" The Neptunes 3:14
10 "Pak Man" Chase N. Cashe 4:16
11 "Gettin' to da Money" Jon Josef Mike Carlito & Gorilla Zoe 3:14
12 "Brand New" Dee Jay Dana Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross 5:45
13 "Livin' the Life" Drumma Boy Southern Girl 4:20
14 "Momma" Jazze Pha Jazze Pha 3:53
15 "Chevy Smile" Jazze Pha Trick Daddy, Block & Jazze Pha 4:28
16 "Hustlenomics" Strong Hill 3:06
17 "Hold Up" (Best Buy Bonus Track) Dee Jay Dana Durt Boy 3:33
18 "Do It" (Best Buy Bonus Track) Dee Jay Dana Durt Boy 2:54


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ HipHopDX review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ RapReviews review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 26, 2008)
  7. ^ review
  8. ^ Hillary Crosley (August 20, 2007). Yung Joc's Young Crowd. Billboard. Accessed August 23, 2007.
  9. ^ Get Your "Hustlenomics" on!!. Bad Boy Online. Accessed August 5, 2007.
  10. ^ Yung Joc Returns with Hustlenomic$. Block Enterprises (August 13, 2007). Accessed August 14, 2007.
  11. ^ ""Bottle Poppin'" at Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles". 
  12. ^ ""Bottle Poppin'" at Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". 
  13. ^ ""Bottle Poppin'" at Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". 
  14. ^ Simon Vozik-Levinson (August 21, 2007). Music Review – Hustlenomics. Entertainment Weekly. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  15. ^ a b Preview Yung Joc’s new album Hustlenomics. XXL magazine (June 20, 2007). Accessed August 5, 2007.
  16. ^ Aliya Ewing (September 5, 2007). Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 9/2/07. HipHopDX. Accessed September 5, 2007.
  17. ^ Yung Joc Swagg Team Imprint Signs To Jive Records. Billboard. Accessed April 1, 2010.