What does “Hustle”, “Hustling”, or “Hustler” mean?

What does it mean to “hustle”, be hustling or be a “Hustler”?

The slang terms “Hustle”, “Hustling” or a “Hustler” are nouns and verbs which are used by rappers in rap/hip-hop music to represent working hard and money making.

Hustle means to work hard and get money by any means.

A hustle can be also be a job or something that makes you money. The past tense of Hustle; Hustled, means to have worked hard and put in work to get money by any means.

Hustling means to be working hard to get money by any means.

A Hustler is someone who works hard to get money by any means.

The terms; “Hustle”, “Hustling”, and/or “Hustler” has been used by 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Future, Pop Smoke, and many more rappers.

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