Hustlin'

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For the confidence trick, see hustling. For the 1964 album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, see Hustlin' (album).
"Hustlin' "
Single by Rick Ross
from the album Port of Miami
Released June 6, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop
Length 4:14
Label Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy
Producer(s) The Runners
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[1]
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Hustlin' "
(2006)
"Push It"
(2006)

"Hustlin' " is the first single from Miami rapper Rick Ross's debut album Port of Miami, composed by Andrew Harr, Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson and himself.[2]

In the lyrics of the song, Rick Ross refers to the cocaine traffic network the real Rick Ross had built up, stating: "I'm into distribution, I'm like Atlantic/I got them motherfuckers flyin' across the Atlantic". The song also contains references to Manuel Noriega, former Panamanian Militant General, Pablo Escobar, Colombian narcotics trafficker and Kenneth "Boobie" Williams, Miami-area drug runner. To emphasize that he is talking about Noriega the dictator and not Noreaga, the Queens-based rapper, Ross adds "the REAL Noriega", who he claims owes him "a hundred favors."

The song is featured on the track list of the video game Skate[3] It is also featured in comedy films We're the Millers and Identity Thief. Comedian Katt Williams devised a comedy routine using the song's chorus to punctuate his humour; the routine is seen in the 2007 film American Hustle, and Williams later reprised the routine for one of his Split Sides Comedy Club performance segments in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV.[4]

Music Video[edit]

In the video, Rick Ross wears a shirt with the words "Boobie Boys" in homage to a drug gang. Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Cool and Dre, Smitty, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Field Mob, The Runners, and Trina are seen in the music video.

Remixes[edit]

The official remix of this song features Jay-Z and Young Jeezy, which is also on the album. The song also appears remixed on DJ Drama & Lil Wayne's mixtape Dedication 2. An unofficial leaked remix was made featuring Lil Wayne, Z-Ro, Jay-Z, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, Young Jeezy and Lil Flip. Another unofficial remix was leaked featuring Jay-Z's verse. In 2011, the hip house group LMFAO interpolated lyrics from this song into their song "Party Rock Anthem".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position[5]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 22, 2011". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Hustlin' composers: Andrew Harr/ Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson/ William Roberts (2006) - Allmusic.com
  3. ^ "Skate Soundtrack". IGN. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  4. ^ Rockstar Games, ed. (2008). Liberty City Guidebook (Xbox 360). Rockstar Games. pp. 17–23. 
  5. ^ Artist Chart History - Rick Ross

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