The Art of Hustle

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The Art of Hustle
Yo Gotti - The Art of Hustle (Official Album Cover).png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
GenreHip hop
Yo Gotti chronology
I Am
The Art of Hustle
2 Federal
Deluxe edition cover
Singles from The Art of Hustle
  1. "Down in the DM"
    Released: October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)
  2. "Law"
    Released: March 28, 2016 (2016-03-28)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The Art of Hustle is the eighth studio album by American rapper Yo Gotti. It was released on February 19, 2016, by Epic Records and Yo Gotti's CMG record label. The album was supported by two singles: "Down in the DM", and "Law" featuring E-40.


"Down in the DM" was released as the album's first single on October 27, 2015.[2] The song was produced by Ben Billions and Schife.[3] The music video for the single premiered on February 4, 2016 via Gotti's VEVO channel.[4] The song has peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5]

"Law" featuring E-40, was sent to rhythmic crossover radio March 28, 2016, as the album's second official single.[6] The song was produced by Big Fruit. The music video of the song was released on April 7, 2016.[7] The song has peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 collecting 61,000 album-equivalent units, with 45,000 copies sold in the first-week in the United States.[8] The album went Gold by the RIAA on December 7th 2018 [9]

Track listing[edit]

The Art of Hustle – Standard version[10]
1."My City" (featuring K. Michelle)3:49
2."Bible" (featuring Lil Wayne)
Ben Billions4:14
3."Down in the DM"
  • Ben Billions
  • Schife
4."Law" (featuring E-40)
Big Fruit4:17
5."The Art of Hustle"3:25
6."Smile" (featuring Timbaland)
  • Timbaland
  • Milli Beatz
7."Come Up"
  • Mims
  • Remo Green
Remo the Hitmaker2:56
8."Pay the Price"
  • Mims
  • Shondrae Crawford
9."Momma"Street Symphony4:37
10."General" (featuring Future)
11."Imagine Dat"Drumma Boy3:48
12."Bank Teller"
  • Mims
  • Tony Son
Richie Souf3:17
Total length:44:04


Chart (2016) Peak
US Billboard 200[13] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 1

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label, editions and reference
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s) Ref.
United States February 19, 2016


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ David Jeffries. "The Art of Hustle- Yo Gotti | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  2. ^ "Down in the DM - Yo Gotti | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  3. ^ Yo Gotti's Page
  4. ^ "DJ Khaled, Cee Lo Green & Machine Gun Kelly Cameo in Yo Gotti's Hilarious 'Down in the DM' Video". Billboard. February 4, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Yo Gotti - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Yo Gotti Holds Court In The Video For "Law"". The Fader. April 7, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Walker, Angus (2016-02-29). "First-Week Sales For Yo Gotti's "The Art Of Hustle"". Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  9. ^
  10. ^ a b "iTunes — Music — The Art of Hustle by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "iTunes — Music — The Art of Hustle (Deluxe) by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "The Art of Hustle Only @ Best Buy - CD". Best Buy. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  13. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Yo Gotti – The Art of Hustle". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 7, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.