Grand Hustle leader T.I. has provided a pretty substantial update to his “breaking news” from earlier this month, revealing the release date for his Hustle Gang G.D.O.D.: The Introduction compilation project.
If all goes accordingly, Grand Hustle fans will have the mixtape delivered their way within two weeks.
“The Official Release Date for Hustle Gang #GDOD is here… http://grandhustleblog.com/2013/04/24/hustle-gang-mixtape-coming-5-7-13/ … #HustleGang,” Tip tweeted April 24th, along with a promotional video for the May 7th release. (T.I.’s Twitter)
In early April, Tip announced the star-studded compilation project’s composition.
“This is breaking news, breaking news, hold all the presses, man, everything must stop,” Tip said in an interview. “Hustle Gang mixtape, G.D.O.D: The Introduction coming soon, man. Give me four weeks to put it together and speaking on behalf of all Hustle Gang affiliates and artists, that go for Shad Da God, that go for Trae Tha Truth, that go for B.o.B., that go for Iggy Azalea, that go for Travis Scott, yah mean? And several, several others, but the best thing about being the Hustle Gang head honcho is I ain’t got to speak for my partners. They bosses on their own, you understand? … I don’t care what you want to spend money on, if you don’t like T.I., that’s fine man. There’s somebody over here that you’re going to like, just separate yours from mines.” (Skee TV)
Earlier the same week, Tip aired out MTV’s annual “Hottest MCs in the Game” list and spoke on putting emphasis toward his bank and Grand Hustle team.
“I ain’t stunin’ nothin’ about no motherf*cking top ten, no motherf*cking hip-hop top ten, whoever on the list got d*mmnit, salute to ya, I don’t give a f*ck about it, I care about my bankroll n*gga and that sh*t growing. That sh*t growing like I added water to it. I’m stretching this sh*t, man and one thing about it, man — I spent two years sitting still. I wasn’t really able to move around because I was in prison. So for me to even be out here, and still in the motherf*cking mix — you gotta judge me according to my circumstances. You compare me to Wayne? Sh*t, man, got d*mn, I was locked up two years straight, this n*gga was out here selling records. You comparing me to Kanye? When I was locked up, he was out here selling records. … I expect them to be on the top ten, go ahead and enjoy it.” (Shade 45)
The release date news comes a day after Grand Hustle affiliate Iggy Azalea announced joining forces with Def Jam.
“Hey world. I signed to island def jam. Iam now mercury UK/ island def jam USA awesome!!!!,” she tweeted April 23rd.
“No. That doesn’t mean I’m no in hustle gang. Save it. Still in it. Still on the hustle gang album. Friendship doesn’t require contracts.”
“If this confuses you, you are welcome to read the press release on billboard later today. ?” (Iggy Azalea’s Twitter)
Check out the mixtape release date announcement: