I'm a Hustla

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I'm A Hustla
Studio album by Cassidy
Released June 28, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 59:59
Label J Records, Full Surface, Ruff Ryders, Epic Records
Producer Swizz Beatz (Exec.), Bink, Devo Springsteen, Hi-Tek, Neo Da Matrix, Nottz, Cassidy, L.E.S., The Individualz, Lamont "Logic" Coleman, Devon "Gold" Golder
Cassidy chronology
Split Personality
(2004)
I'm a Hustla
(2005)
B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
(2007)
Singles from I'm a Hustla
  1. "I'm a Hustla"
    Released: April 15, 2005
  2. "B-Boy Stance"
    Released: June 25, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pop Matters 7/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
RapReviews 8/10 stars[4]
VIBE 3.5/5 stars[5]

I'm a Hustla is the second studio album by rapper Cassidy. It included the singles "I'm a Hustla" and "B-Boy Stance". It debuted at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with 93,000 copies sold in the first week.[6] The album's title track features a sample from Jay-Z's "Dirt off Your Shoulder" and the song was nominated for a Vibe Award in the category Street Anthem.[7] A remix featuring Mary J. Blige followed soon after. In 2006, the ringtone version of "I'm a Hustla" was one of the first-ever ringtones to be certified platinum.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Problem vs. the Hustla"   Shatek 4:11
2. "I'm a Hustla"   Swizz Beatz 4:19
3. "On the Grind"   Neo Da Matrix 4:58
4. "Crack"   Needlz 4:42
5. "B-Boy Stance" (featuring Swizz Beatz) Swizz Beatz 4:00
6. "A.M. to P.M."   Neo Da Matrix 3:40
7. "Can't Fade Me" (featuring Nas and Quan) DJ Scratch 4:13
8. "Kick It wit You" (featuring Mario) L.E.S. 4:01
9. "C-Bonics"   Swizz Beatz 4:09
10. "Bellybutton"   Swizz Beatz 4:08
11. "Get 'Em" (featuring Swizz Beatz) Nerve & Surreal 2:52
12. "So Long" (featuring Mashonda and Raekwon) Chris & Drop 3:36
13. "6 Minutes" (featuring Lil Wayne and Fabolous) Neo Da Matrix 6:26
14. "The Message"   Hot Runner 6:34
15. "I'm a Hustla (Remix)" (featuring Mary J. Blige) Swizz Beatz 4:10

Singles[edit]

  • "I'm a Hustla"
    • #34 (U.S. Billboard Hot 100)
    • #71 (U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs)
    • #5 (U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks)
    • #8 (U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)
    • #14 (U.S. Billboard Hot Ringtones)
    • #69 (U.S. Billboard Pop 100)
  • "B-Boy Stance"
    • #75 (U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)
Song and chart information

Samples[edit]

"I'm a Hustla"

"Can't Fade Me"

"So Long"

  • "Ain't It Good Feeling Good" performed by Eloise Laws

"Get 'Em"

  • "Getaway" written by Peter Cor & Beloyd Taylor

"The Message"

  • "Is It Because I'm Black" performed by Sly Johnson and from Tupac Resurrection by Tupac Shakur

"A.M. to P.M."

  • "I Want to Break Free" by Queen

"On The Grind"

"6 Minutes"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2

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