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Hustlenomics (stylized as HUSTLENOMIC$) is the second studio album by American rapper Yung Joc.[1] It was released, by Bad Boy Records on August 28, 2007.[2]The album contains the singles, Coffee Shop and "Bottle Poppin", both featuring rapper, Gorilla Zoe.

Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 28, 2007
GenreSouthern hip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap
Yung Joc chronology
New Joc City
The Grind Flu
Singles from Hustlenomics
  1. "Coffee Shop"
    Released: May 8, 2007



The first single from the album is "Coffee Shop" which features Gorilla Zoe.[3]

The second single off the album, "Bottle Poppin", was leaked to the internet in May. Like the first single, the track featured Gorilla Zoe. It was produced by Don P of Trillville. It also featured the song "Chevy Smile", which Yung Joc said would be the number one song of the year. The song samples Gorilla Zoe's "Hood Figga". The single reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, and number 59 and 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Tracks charts, respectively.[4][5][6] The music video for "Bottle Poppin'" has been released and Gettin' To Da Money also has a music video.

The third single "I'm a G" features Young Dro & Bun B, there was also a video made for the single.

The album features production from Diddy, who executive produced the album,[7] Cool and Dre, Don Vito, Drumma Boy, Jazze Pha, The Fixxers, The Neptunes, among others.[8]

Guests include Bun B, Diddy, Gorilla Zoe, Jim Jones, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Trick Daddy, Young Dro and more.[8]


Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [9]
DJBooth     [10]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[11]
HipHopDX     [12]
Rolling Stone     [15]

Simon Vozick-Levinson of Entertainment Weekly said that, "With his sophomore effort, the rhymester confidently wraps his unhurried drawl around the hugest, most sparkling synths that exec producer P. Diddy’s riches can buy. Yung though he is, Joc just may be a credible rival to T.I. as the reigning king of ATL swagger.[11] AllMusic editor David Jeffries called it a "big improvement" over New Joc City, praising the T.I.-less looser vibe throughout the album's track listing, calling Hustlenomics "a step in the right direction for Joc, but more importantly to the listener, it's always entertaining and quite impressive in parts."[9] DJBooth's Nathan Slavik gave praise to tracks like "Hell Yeah" and "Brand New" for having the kind of "feel good vibes" that work best for Joc than being on either side of "straight hardcore" ("Cut Throat") or "family-friendly" ("Coffee Shop"). Slavik later called Hustlenomics "a decent album that tries so hard to please everyone it loses its own identity. If Joc and Bad Boy are hustlers selling hip-hop, what does that make anyone who buys his album? I’m not hating, I just can’t shake the feeling I’m being hustled."[10] Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard was critical of the album, saying that Joc's "slack diction, mild drawl and unremarkable rhymes about drug-slinging and his own greatness" resembled that of a poor interpretation of the Game, concluding that it's "less a treatise than a collection of lame get-rich anthems. It will probably earn Joc another gold chain or six, but it feels pretty generic."[15]

Commercial performanceEdit

Hustlenomics sold 70,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200.[16] As of April 2009, it has sold approximately 200,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan.[17]

Track listingEdit

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 "Hustlenomics (Intro)" Dee Jay Dana 2:46
2 "Play Your Cards" Cool & Dre 3:55
3 "Coffee Shop" Don Vito Gorilla Zoe & The-Dream 4:08
4 "Bottle Poppin'" Don P Gorilla Zoe 5:00
5 "Hell Yeah" The Neptunes Diddy 4:30
6 "Cut Throat" DJ Quik The Game, Jim Jones & Block 5:25
7 "Hustlemania (Skit)" Dee Jay Dana 2:45
8 "I'm a G" Chris Flames Young Dro & Bun B 4:32
9 "BYOB" The Neptunes 3:14
10 "Pak Man" Chase N. Cashe 4:16
11 "Gettin' to da Money" Jon Josef Mike Carlito & Gorilla Zoe 3:14
12 "Brand New" Dee Jay Dana Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross 5:45
13 "Livin' the Life" Drumma Boy Southern Girl 4:20
14 "Momma" Jazze Pha Jazze Pha 3:53
15 "Chevy Smile" Jazze Pha Trick Daddy, Block & Jazze Pha 4:28
16 "Hustlenomics" Strong Hill 3:06
17 "Hold Up" (Best Buy bonus track) Dee Jay Dana Durt Boy 3:33
18 "Do It" (Best Buy bonus track) Dee Jay Dana Durt Boy 2:54


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1


  1. ^ Hillary Crosley (August 20, 2007). Yung Joc's Young Crowd. Billboard. Accessed August 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Get Your "Hustlenomics" on!!. Bad Boy Online. Accessed August 5, 2007.
  3. ^ Yung Joc Returns with Hustlenomic$. Block Enterprises (August 13, 2007). Accessed August 14, 2007.
  4. ^ ""Bottle Poppin'" at Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles".
  5. ^ ""Bottle Poppin'" at Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs".
  6. ^ ""Bottle Poppin'" at Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs".
  7. ^ Simon Vozik-Levinson (August 21, 2007). Music Review – Hustlenomics. Entertainment Weekly. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  8. ^ a b Preview Yung Joc’s new album Hustlenomics. XXL magazine (June 20, 2007). Accessed August 5, 2007.
  9. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Hustlenomics - Yung Joc". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  10. ^ a b Slavik, Nathan (August 28, 2007). "Yung Joc - Hustlenomics". DJBooth. The DJBooth LLC. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  11. ^ a b Vozick-Levinson, Simon (August 24, 2007). "Hustlenomics". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  12. ^ Tardio, Andres (August 30, 2007). "Hustlenomics - Yung Joc". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  13. ^ Timmermann, Josh (October 31, 2007). "Yung Joc: Hustlenomics". PopMatters. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  14. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (September 4, 2007). "Yung Joc :: Hustlenomic$ :: Bad Boy Records". RapReviews. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  15. ^ a b Hoard, Christian (August 23, 2007). "Yung Joc: Hustlenomics". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on January 2, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  16. ^ Ewing, Aliya (September 5, 2007). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 9/2/07". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  17. ^ Yung Joc Swagg Team Imprint Signs To Jive Records. Billboard. Accessed April 1, 2010.