Hustlenomics (Exclusive, Edited)
by Yung Joc
Released: Jul 2007
Label: Bad Boy Records
Hustlenomics distills the slurred charisma of T.I. and the corner-boy fatalism of Young Jeezy into trap rap for tweens. "Pak Man" and "Coffee Shop" are perfectly catchy fantasies about pre-pubescent children slinging rocks. For "Cut Throat," legendary producer Quik expertly flips a William Bell classic for an ominous twist on his trademark G-funk. The Yung one isn't technically adept, but Joc, his handlers and the guest emcees can craft good hooks, and the production is nearly impeccable pop-hop.