The anticipated We Want Smoke collaborative Hustle Gang album is officially out now, everywhere. Tip “T.I.” Harris and his mixture of seasoned and fresh talent have been hinting towards a release for a few months, dropping visuals and singles such as Game 7, Do No Wrong and Friends, which have been climbing the charts and being added to radio rotation across the nation. The 17-track project, features Hustle Gang vets – Tip, B.o.B and Young Dro, Hustle Gang’s VP Trae Tha Truth and introducing a series of new artists. Tokyo Jetz, who hails from Jacksonville, FL, is quickly rising to stardom with a fan base of over 1,000,000 on social media and a new freestyle she shot for the BET cypher that went viral after the Hip Hop Awards show aired on Tuesday night.
Translee, from Huntsville, AL adds a conscious flare to the project lending his voice to deliver an honest, raw and uplifting message sure to resonate with his fans. Brandon Rossi, producer turned artist, adds a smooth melodic feel that can be heard most identifiably on the hit “Friends”. RaRa, Decatur, GA native, is responsible for producing a few of the songs on the album and also showcasing his gritty “backpack trap” style that sets him apart from the rest.
Five Mics who has been a member of Hustle Gang for a decade can be heard on the album, as well as London Jae, who adds his soulful yet chill vibe to the album that brings a new sound and life to “We Want Smoke”. Yung Booke, Atlanta native, brings a true spirit of Atlanta out with his lyrics and flow; alongside of rapper and longtime Hustle Gang affiliate GFMBRYYCE who makes a guest feature on “Do No Wrong”, which quickly became a favorite. We Want Smoke is available on all digital platforms now.
“Hail to the chief T.I., his Hustle Gang all-stars and rookies making a bold statement for themselves and the South to close 2017.”
– DANA SCOTT || HIPHOPDX
“Somehow, even with everyone in the crew being vastly different, T.I. and his Hustle Gang have managed to take one hell of a family picture with We Want Smoke. The creativity and thought that went into song concepts and production, with ‘Sometimes’ being a personal favorite, equals a win for the Hustle Gang yet again.”
– NADINE GRAHAM || HIP HOP WIRED/REVOLT (CONTRIBUTOR)
“Hip-Hop is in great hands with T.I.’s collective of Hustle Gang talent. From creative lyrics, to catchy hooks, this project won’t disappoint at all”
– TERRELL THOMAS || HIP HOP SINCE 1987
“A collection of intelligently structured posse cuts, with each track representing certain members of the crew more than others stylistically, yet no one ever seeming out of place. Tip might be on to something.”
– TAI SAINT-LOUIS || MASS APPEAL
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