Episodes of a Hustla
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Studio album by Big Noyd

Released

September 16, 1996

Recorded

June 1995 - February 1996

Studio

Axis Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Battery Studios
(New York City, New York)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York City, New York)

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

Length

39:04

Label

Tommy Boy Records

Producer

After Six Entertainment, Charlemagne, Havoc, Stretch Armstrong

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Episodes of a Hustla is the debut studio album by American rapper Big Noyd, released in September 16, 1996 on Tommy Boy Records. Recording sessions took place at Axis Recording Studios, Battery Studios and Soundtrack Studios in New York City from June 1995 to February 1996. The production was handled by Havoc, Charlemagne, Stretch Armstrong and After Six Entertainment. It includes guest appearances by Prodigy, Infamous Mobb and Se'Kou. After attracting major label attention with his appearances on Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth. Big Noyd signed to Tommy Boy and began recording the album that same year.

Episodes of a Hustla was released while Noyd was imprisoned, and did not receive much promotion perhaps as a result. It reached #59 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "It's on You" - Charlemagne 1:28
2. "The Precinct" - - 1:35
3. "Recognize & Realize (Part 1)" Big Noyd, Prodigy Havoc 4:08
4. "All Pro" Big Noyd, Prodigy, Infamous Mobb Havoc 4:16
5. "Infamous Mobb" Big Noyd, Prodigy Havoc 3:19
6. "Interrogation" - - 1:15
7. "Usual Suspect" Big Noyd Havoc 4:19
8. "Episodes of a Hustla" Big Noyd, Prodigy Havoc 4:01
9. "Recognize & Realize (Part 2)" Big Noyd, Mobb Deep Havoc 5:02
10. "I Don't Wanna Love Again" Big Noyd Havoc, After Six Entertainment (remix) 4:41
11. "Usual Suspect (Stretch Armstrong Remix)" Big Noyd, Prodigy Stretch Armstrong 5:00
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