i/m a hustler baby... is a hard-hittin' lyric from the song "U Don't Know" performed by Jay-Z off The Blueprint album. The song was written by Shawn Carter (um, that's Jay-Z -- in case you're not aware) and Bobby Byrd.
The album The Blueprint was reportedly cut in two weeks...but even crazier still is that Jay-Z allegedly wrote all the lyrics for the complete album in two days. Two days!? Hip-hop is a music genre that put great emphasis on the lyrics, so to bang them out in two days and have them be instant classics is...well, it's the real deal (that's why they call him Hov'). Musically, Jay-Z and his producers tap the vintage soul sound, as almost every song includes a chilling vocal sample from greats like Al Green and The Jackson 5. Gaining both street credibility and mainstream appeal, many hip-hop fans consider The Blueprint to be one of Jay-Z's greatest albums. Upon release, it received a 5-mic rating from The Source (a distinction reserved only for hip hop classics).
And what did Hov' teach us through all of this? That we all got a lil' hustle in us, right? Whether you're hustlin' clients, hustlin' ladies, hustlin' to get together your car payment or just hustlin' for that new pair of shoes...be proud of your hustlin' spirit. (Of course, in every instance we only mean the type of 'hustlin' that is of the legal variety). So get your hustle on for real and buy your "I'm a hustler baby" i/denti/tee t-shirt right now.
Every i/denti/tee tee is printed on an EDUN LIVE blank. So the benefit of each purchase goes back to the people working on the product in sub-Saharan Africa.
Every lyric we print is licensed for use, which means money goes back to the people who brought the lyric to life – the publishers and the song writers. So each i/denti/tee t-shirt has a "copyright" patch sewn onto the back, to showcase its authenticity. Let’s see Canal Street try to bootleg that.
To help reinforce the spirit of music, each i/denti/tee is packaged in a vintage, vinyl-style album sleeve; so it looks and feels just like a 12" record when you get it. These premium packages are great to collect and they make the perfect last minute gift for the Holiday or any special occasion.