Smoothe Da Hustler Says He Wrote Foxy Brown's Verse On Jay Z's "Ain't No Nigga"

Smoothe Da Hustler comments on the lack of trendsetters in today's music, speaks on his BBC movement.

While naming the artists he’s worked with in the past, Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Smoothe Da Hustler revealed that he wrote the majority of fellow artist Foxy Brown’s lyrics before she was signed. In addition to writing most of Foxy’s lyrics, Smoothe says he also wrote the rapper’s verse on Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt single, “Ain’t No Nigga.”

When asked about Jay Z’s assistance with Foxy’s “Ain’t No Nigga” verse, Smoothe says both he and Jay added to and took away from the then 16-year-old rapper’s verse in order to create a final product.

“I mean, I wrote most of her stuff before she got signed,” Smoothe Da Hustler said during an interview with Forbez DVD Live. “She got signed with my stuff. That was the crazy shit. The crazy shit is this. You know, I was shopping my stuff. I’m like ‘I’m Smoothe Da Hustler. I got a bunch of records talking about hustling and street shit and all that.’ The shit that’s going on now. And they was like ‘Eh, ain’t no lane for it. Ain’t no real marketing for it.' And we was like ‘Come on. You crazy. The streets love this shit.’ But they signed her with the stuff that I wrote for her. So, I was like ‘Wow. Aight, that’s kinda cool. I got my lane.’ No, that’s not public record, but I mean, I made it public now. I made it public a few times. She know.”

Smoothe later revealed that he didn’t receive credit for the record, but was able to barter his way into a deal with Profile Records that allowed him to broaden his fan base.

Prior to speaking on his work with Foxy Brown, Smoothe commented on his brand of music and his current projects. In addition to releasing his Full-Time Hustle project, Smoothe Da Hustler also plans on introducing a new movement titled, BBC.

“My brand of music is just like more reality based,” he said. “And I do it for the borough, man. Strictly…We doing this new movement called BBC. And a lot of the Brooklyn legends—you know, everybody still doing they thing. They good. Nobody beat up. It’s a gap missing. And we used to set trends. And it ain’t really like that no more. You know what I mean? Everybody still spitting. Everybody got some money. So, I’m like ‘Let’s do our own thing.’ So, we kinda bringing it together. This little movement. And this CD called Full-Time Hustle that I put out it just kinda like is the spearhead.”

In the same month Jay Z’s “Ain’t No Nigga” single was released, Smoothe Da Hustler released his debut album. Titled Once Upon A Time In America, the album was released through Profile Records and featured production solely from Brooklyn beatsmith DR Period.

A follow-up album to Smoothe’s debut would come well over a decade after Once Upon A Time In America’s March 1996 release.

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30 Comments

  • riv216

    they signed her, but before her they wouldn't sign Jay either and he was talking that street sh*t...... so what's your point? where's your hustle? google riv nobody cares fwm

  • HHFAN

    BBC Movement? Everyone's going to associate it with Billionaires Boys Club. Try a different acronym.

  • Anonymus

    Forbez DVD should be called Preparation H DVD, everybody they interview be butthurt about something.

  • hhh

    i dont think foxy ever wrote a verse herself the dumb biatch. I know that nas wrote at least 50% of her shit in the 90's and the other half was probably written by various others

  • R.Pgh

    Once Upon A Time In America was my shit back in the day. Neva Die Alone and I'm Only Human were on repeat for years. Broken Language still bangs.

  • Anonymous

    Ashy Larry Looking Ass Nigga

  • Anonymous

    What up boo just keep me laced in the illa snakes bank rolls and shit, back rubs in the french tubs Mackin this bitch, wifee nigga so when you flip that coke remember them days you was dead broke but now your style and I raised you basically made you into a don flippin weight..heroin and shit you know my pussy is all that thats why I get bagets 5 carats and all that From Dolce Gabana to H Vendell I'm ringin bells so who the playa, I still keep you in the illest gators Tailor made so we can lay up in the shade reminiscin on how I fuck the best a shit specially when Im flippin Baileys dont give a fuck about how you move with them other mamis I push da Z, eating shrimp scampi with rocks larger than life Fuck them Reebok broads, you made it known who your wife was I got you frontin in Armani sweaters before this rap shit when you was in letters and bullshit berattas and eek classes with mo in the glasses shows in Cali wit all the flavor suede Bally's now all your mens' up in your benz's high post, I swear you be killin me playin inside my pubic hairs I never worry bout them other chicks cuz you proved who was your wiz when you was spinnin that bitch I took a little when you was up north your comisary stay pilin how you livin large on the island all them collects have me vex but when you come home knew I was comin off wit half of dem checks now we on the rise your diamond mami wit the slanted eyes holdin this grip cocked the green and the shit Fucks no, I see half the dough Made you into a star, pushin hundred thousand dollar cars That's some suspect shot for a grown man to write for somebody else

    • Anonymous

      Look at these morons getting sensitive about an opinion..For a grown man to write "I swear you be killing me playing inside my pubic hairs" for a 15 year old is not talent.Also did you just mention R Kelly(child molester) as a genious writer? The audacity of you idiots.Anything for a dollar huh?As far as Jay Z goes show me where he has ever written anything as sus as what smoothie wrote for a teenager...fucking morons

    • Anonymous

      true story. I swear this site is filled with a bunch of niggas with NO EDUCATION or just common sense what so ever.

    • hoodgrown

      A WRITER can write for ANYONE. That's called versatility. R.Kelly, Jay Z, Ceelo Green have all written songs for others that takes on the person they're writing for persona. Who the fuck you gonna write for someone else and make it sound like YOUR standard shit. Nah, GROWN MEN recognize what makes the greats.. GREAT!

    • Anonymus

      No different from hearing Drake do the reference track for Transparent for Nikki.

  • Anonymous

    ain't this "forbez dvd" star show? where's that bum nikka at???

  • Big 18th Street Gang!

    Smoothe was skilled. It's not hard to believe if he wrote Foxy's shit, you clown ass bitch!

  • Anonymous

    i call some bullshit. he prolly helped, granted, but that's prolly been inflated and exaggerated over the years to "oh yeah i wrote all foxy's shit"

  • Anonymous

    SMoove! Broken Language Classic! BK All Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzcdmGINcqI Classic Street Shit.

  • hollywood

    SPELL CHECK how you gonna mess up Smoothe tha Hustla name... .Too much Weed, too much henny, too much irresponsibility.... And Dogggy I Know you this aint no random internet somebody typing... I will tell you to your face next time I see you at a industry event to STEP YOUR GAME UP and get off that Wendy Williams way of journalism

    • hollywood

      THe name is Hollywood... And Like I said Set your game up Scooby... You wanna fight like this is afterschool, you not gonna win that fight not physically.... . Like You said its whatever..... I will fight in the name of Hip Hop If it mean you ask in depth questions and bring some integrity to Hip Hop besides asking people how they felt when the Hart Foundation broke up... Operation Step Your game up, You come from Hip Hop so we expect better. You should have done Smoothe better than represent him with typos.

    • Doggie Diamonds

      no one is wondering shit. state your name gangster. ONE typo and u feel you call dictate whats going on or what should go on in hip hop? im just waiting for you to say something in doggie diamonds face. and i bet you get the dog shit slapped out of you. i'll put money on it.

    • hollywood

      Younot knocking anybody out bro Trust Me on that.... But Step your game up bro.. You have no Journalistic integrity... You ask people about BEEF and you have a studio and you living in the past with your questions. Your the ECW of Hip Hop. Mad at me cuz you cant upgrade your integrity in the name of Hip Hop tying with your bottom lip quivering wondering who calling you out. Step your game up and uplift the culture forward or get your Garbage Pail Kidd Hip Hop site out of the culture.

    • Doggie Diamonds

      and i guarantee you get knocked out

  • Not Impressed

    Everyone knows Foxy never touched a pen a day in her life, neither did Kim. In fact, most of the earlier female rappers didn't write their rhymes. Even people like MC Lyte and Queen Latifah who are seen as legends in hiphop culture, used ghostwriters. It's a shame because many of them had the ability to write, they just let dudes around them get in their ear and control them. Newer artists like Nicki get a lot of hate, but at least they write their own raps. I'm not impressed

    • Anonymous

      says who? I think its bullshit about women not writing raps. i don't see what that would have to do w/ anything. I think they get help from their camp, but from what I've heard a lot of dudes say, they do too. I think people look at it different when its a chick, like she could never write that shit.

  • PImp hand strong

    Margaret C. Wentworth make money selling that ass. Come here baby get to sucking!!!

  • hollywood

    Man I literally picked up work with THIS MAN's MUSIC AS THE SOUNDTRACK during my "Detroit Red" days... TO this day I listen to My Evryday Lifestyle aint nothing but a hustle to remind myself of how I took 50 bucks and kept doubling and doubling and doubling

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  • Anonymous

    I'll say this about Smoothe - he was one of the only rappers from Brooklyn that I used to see in the street when his album "Once Upon a Time in America", namely the single "Broken Language" was on he airways. When I mean in the street I'm talking about bumping into him walking around Brownsville just like a regular dude, which I always respected about him. A lot of rappers blow hard about being 'hood but are not always good in the 'hood once their music starts to pop.

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