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I'm a Hustla is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Cassidy. It was released on June 28, 2005, by J, Full Surface Records and Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The album includes production from Bink, Devo Springsteen, Hi-Tek, Neo da Matrix, Nottz, L.E.S., The Individualz and Swizz Beatz, the latter of whom also executive produced the album. It features guest appearances from Nas, Quan, Mario, Mashonda, Raekwon, Lil Wayne, Fabolous and Mary J. Blige.

I'm a Hustla
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 28, 2005 (2005-06-28)
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Cassidy chronology
Split Personality
I'm a Hustla
B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
Singles from I'm a Hustla
  1. "I'm a Hustla"
    Released: April 15, 2005
  2. "B-Boy Stance"
    Released: June 20, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Pop Matters7/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]
RapReviews8/10 stars[4]
VIBE3.5/5 stars[5]

The album debuted at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with 93,000 copies sold in the first week.[6] It was supported by the singles "I'm a Hustla" and "B-Boy Stance". The album's title-track features a sample from Jay-Z's "Dirt off Your Shoulder" and the song was nominated for a Vibe Award in the category Street Anthem.[7] A remix featuring Mary J. Blige followed soon after. In 2006, the ringtone version of "I'm a Hustla" was one of the first-ever ringtones to be certified platinum.[8]


Track listingEdit

1."The Problem vs. the Hustla"Shatek4:11
2."I'm a Hustla"Swizz Beatz4:19
3."On the Grind"Neo Da Matrix4:58
5."B-Boy Stance" (featuring Swizz Beatz)Swizz Beatz4:00
6."A.M. to P.M."Neo Da Matrix3:40
7."Can't Fade Me" (featuring Nas and Quan)DJ Scratch4:13
8."Kick It wit You" (featuring Mario)L.E.S.4:01
9."C-Bonics"Swizz Beatz4:09
10."Bellybutton"Swizz Beatz4:08
11."Get 'Em" (featuring Swizz Beatz)Nerve & Surreal2:52
12."So Long" (featuring Mashonda and Raekwon)Chris & Drop3:36
13."6 Minutes" (featuring Lil Wayne and Fabolous)Neo Da Matrix6:26
14."The Message"Hot Runner6:34
15."I'm a Hustla (Remix)" (featuring Mary J. Blige) (Bonus track)Swizz Beatz4:10


  • "I'm a Hustla"
    • #34 (U.S. Billboard Hot 100)
    • #71 (U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs)
    • #5 (U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks)
    • #8 (U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)
    • #14 (U.S. Billboard Hot Ringtones)
    • #69 (U.S. Billboard Pop 100)
  • "B-Boy Stance"
    • #75 (U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)
Song and chart information


"I'm a Hustla"

"Can't Fade Me"

"So Long"

"Get 'Em"

  • "Getaway" written by Peter Cor & Beloyd Taylor

"The Message"

  • "Is It Because I'm Black" performed by Sly Johnson and from Tupac Resurrection by Tupac Shakur

"A.M. to P.M."

  • "I Want to Break Free" by Queen

"On The Grind"

"6 Minutes"

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pop Matters review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ RapReviews review
  5. ^ VIBE review
  6. ^ "Anthony Hamilton News - Yahoo! Music". Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  7. ^ Vibe Awards 2005, News, Nominees & Winners, TV Schedule Archived 2007-06-22 at the Wayback Machine., November 12, 2005
  8. ^ RIAA Launches New Gold And Platinum Award For Ringtones, June 14, 2006