Yo Gotti released The Art of Hustle today (February 19).

It includes the hit single “Down in the DM.”

The album has been in the works since at least 2014 when the Memphis rapper explained that The Art of Hustle will be a change in direction from his previous work.

“I wanna get deeper, you know, let people know where I come from,” Yo Gotti said at the time. “What it was like growing up, the house, the women that was there, my aunties and everybody being in the streets, the downfall to it, them going through their prison time, federal prison time, getting back out and being hustlers in different forms. And all the valuable lessons and shit I learned from watching them and being in the streets myself and going through my own [situation]. So I want it to be a story on this album…I think on this album I’m just entering a point where I’m willing to go in-depth with it. I feel like if you follow my projects before this one I speak on it a little bit here and there, but I never really go in details and in-depth and give you too much of it. You know what I’m saying? And I feel like this is the album where I’m going to get into it.”

The Art of Hustle is made up of 15 tracks and includes features from K. Michelle, Lil Wayne, E-40, Pusha T and Future. Nicki Minaj appears on the “Down in the DM” Remix.

Stream Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle below:

(This article was last updated on February 4, 2016 and is as follows.)

Yo Gotti’s forthcoming album, The Art of Hustle, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The project is set to drop February 19.

The tracklist is available on the website’s page for The Art of Hustle. Yo Gotti‘s album is slated to have 15 songs on the deluxe version and include features from K. Michelle, Lil Wayne, E-40, Timbaland, Future, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.

“Down In the DMs” is on the tracklist and a remix featuring Nicki Minaj is set to closeout the project. The single was originally released on Yo Gotti’s The Return mixtape.

Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle tracklist is below:

  1. My City f. K. Michelle
  2. Bible f. Lil Wayne
  3. Down In the DM
  4. Law f. E-40
  5. The Art of Hustle
  6. Smile f. Timbaland
  7. Come Up
  8. Pay the Price
  9. Momma
  10. General f. Future
  11. Imagine Dat
  12. Bank Teller
  13. Hunnid f. Pusha T
  14. Love Deez Hoes f. 2 Chainz
  15. Down In the DM (Remix) f. Nicki Minaj

(This article was first published on February 2, 2016 and is as follows.)

Yo Gotti is set to release The Art of Hustle album February 19, Hip-Hop-n-More reports.

The LP has been in the works since at least 2014 when the Memphis rapper explained that The Art of Hustle will be a change in direction from his previous work.

“I wanna get deeper, you know, let people know where I come from,” Yo Gotti said at the time. “What it was like growing up, the house, the women that was there, my aunties and everybody being in the streets, the downfall to it, them going through their prison time, federal prison time, getting back out and being hustlers in different forms. And all the valuable lessons and shit I learned from watching them and being in the streets myself and going through my own [situation]. So I want it to be a story on this album…I think on this album I’m just entering a point where I’m willing to go in-depth with it. I feel like if you follow my projects before this one I speak on it a little bit here and there, but I never really go in details and in-depth and give you too much of it. You know what I’m saying? And I feel like this is the album where I’m going to get into it.”

Following this idea, Yo Gotti’s cover art for The Art of Hustle album features an image of the rapper as a child.

Yo Gotti released The Return mixtape in September, which features the “Down In the DM” single.

View Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle album deluxe and standard cover art below:

Deluxe

Yo Gotti "The Art of Hustle" album deluxe cover art

 

Standard

Yo Gotti "The Art of Hustle" album standard cover art