I'm a Hustla (song)

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"I'm a Hustla"
I'm a Hustla single.jpg
Single by Cassidy
from the album I'm a Hustla
Released March 14, 2005 (2005-03-14)
Recorded 2004
Genre Gangsta rap
Length 4:19
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
Cassidy singles chronology
"I'm a Hustla"
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"I'm a Hustla"
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"I'm a Hustla" is a song by American rapper Cassidy, released on March 14, 2005, as the lead single from his second album, I'm a Hustla (2005). The song was produced by Cassidy's mentor, Swizz Beatz and contains a sample of "Dirt off Your Shoulder" as performed by Jay-Z.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Benny Boom and features a cameo appearance by Swizz Beatz and Growing Up Gotti stars, Carmine Agnello and John Agnello. In the music video you can see Cassidy doing what he titled "the hustla dance" but was later popularized as "the motorcycle" in Yung Joc's video for "It's Goin' Down".[1]


The song has been remixed several times, featuring various guests from Joe Budden to Jay-Z, however the official remix features American R&B singer Mary J. Blige. Missy Elliott also made a freestyle with DJ Khaled.


Chart (2005) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 34
US Billboard Pop 100 69
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 8
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[5] 8


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