Episodes of a Hustla

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Episodes of a Hustla
Studio album by Big Noyd
Released September 16, 1996 (1996-09-16)
Recorded 1995–96
Genre East Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 38:28
Label Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
Producer Havoc, Charlemange
Big Noyd chronology
Episodes of a Hustla
Only the Strong
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7/10[2]

Episodes of a Hustla is the debut album by American rapper Big Noyd, released on September 16, 1996, by Tommy Boy Records.[1] He recorded the album after making his name as a rapper on Mobb Deep's The Infamous and Hell on Earth albums.[3] Most of the album was produced by Mobb Deep's Havoc and features guest appearances by Prodigy.[1] Big Noyd's lyrics use violent, disturbing imagery to boast his rapping skills.[1] Episodes of a Hustla charted at number 59 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[4]The album is now out of print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's on You" (prod. by Charlemange)
  2. "The Precinct" (Interlude)
  3. "Recognize & Realize (Part 1)" (feat. Prodigy) (prod. by Havoc)
  4. "All Pro" (feat. Infamous Mobb and Mobb Deep) (prod. by Havoc)
  5. "Infamous Mobb" (feat. Prodigy) (prod. by Havoc)
  6. "Interrogation" (Interlude)
  7. "Usual Suspect" (feat. Prodigy) (prod. by Havoc)
  8. "Episodes of a Hustla" (feat. Prodigy) (prod. by Havoc)
  9. "Recognize & Realize (Part 2)" (feat. Mobb Deep) (prod. by Havoc)
  10. "I Don't Wanna Love Again" (After Six Entertainment Remix)(feat. Se'Kou)
  11. "Usual Suspect (Stretch Armstrong Remix)" (feat. Prodigy)


Credits adapted from Allmusic.[5]

  • Ben Arrindell – Engineer, Mixing
  • Carlos Bess – Engineer, Mixing
  • Big Noyd – Primary Artist
  • Charlemagne – Producer
  • Havoc – Producer
  • Isaac Hayes – Composer
  • Kejuan Muchita – Composer
  • Ty Nitty – Vocals (Background)
  • Prodigy – Vocals (Background)
  • Mario Rodriguez – Engineer
  • Se'kou – Featured Artist
  • G. Smith – Composer
  • Twin – Vocals (Background)
  • Michelle Willems – Art Direction
  • Isaac Young – Composer


  1. ^ a b c d Henderson, Alex. "Episodes of a Hustla (CD - Tommy Boy #TBCD 1156)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Juon, Steve. "Big Noyd :: Episodes of a Hustla :: Tommy Boy". RapReviews. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Big Noyd - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Episodes of a Hustla - Big Noyd : Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Episodes of a Hustla - : Release Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 

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