Days away from the upcoming Hustle Gang G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die) mixtape dropping, the anticipated project’s cover art has sprouted online.
Rather than feature his entire Grand Hustle team, Tip went with a Native American chief-inspired theme with the cover.
All hail to the chief. T.I. debuts the Native American-inspired cover art for the Hustle Gang mixtape G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die). The project arrives May 7 featuring the Grand Hustle crew including Tip, B.o.B, Travi$ Scott, Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea, and Kris Stephens, plus collaborations with French Montana, Mystikal, Problem, and Pharrell. (Rap-Up)
The “King of the South” announced the project’s release date last week.
“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)