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"Hustlin' "
Rick Ross Hustlin'.jpg
Single by Rick Ross
from the album Port of Miami
ReleasedMarch 11, 2006 (2006-03-11)
Producer(s)The Runners
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Hustlin' "
"Push It"
Music video
"Hustlin' " on YouTube

"Hustlin'" is the debut single by American rapper Rick Ross, and the first single from his debut album Port of Miami, produced by himself and The Runners.[1]

The song was a breakthrough for Ross, and skyrocketed him to worldwide fame almost overnight. It peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and led to Ross becoming the subject of a bidding war, receiving offers from Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment and Irv Gotti's Murder Inc., before signing a multi million dollar deal with Jay Z's Def Jam Records.[2][3]

The song is featured on the track list of the video game Skate.[4] It is also featured in comedy films We're the Millers and Identity Thief, as well as “9 Days”, a season 3 episode of the scripted comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 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.[5]

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.


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.


Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 11
US Hot Rap Songs[9] 7


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Hustlin' composers: Andrew Harr/ Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson/ William Roberts (2006) -
  2. ^ "Jay-Z Gets Behind Rick Ross To Show He's 'Still In The Rap Business'".
  3. ^ "Rick Ross". Spotify.
  4. ^ "Skate Soundtrack". IGN. June 13, 2007. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Rockstar Games, ed. (2008). Liberty City Guidebook (Xbox 360). Rockstar Games. pp. 17–23.
  6. ^ Artist Chart History - Rick Ross
  7. ^ "Rick Ross - Billboard 100 Chart History". Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rick Ross - Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rick Ross - Hot Rap Songs". Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Rick Ross – Hustlin'". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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